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9:44 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Nan Whaley Sworn In As Mayor

Mayor Whaley addresses crowd at Dayton Convention Center
Credit Jerry Kenney

On Monday, Nan Whaley was sworn in as the new mayor for the city of Dayton. In her first address to the city, the former city commissioner focused on the importance of education. Whaley told a large crowd at the Dayton Convention Center that well-educated young people are key to improving the city’s housing and job markets.

“The fact that almost half of Dayton’s third graders are at risk of not being promoted to fourth grade under Ohio’s new Third Grade Reading Guarantee is an undeniable wake-up call," said Whaley.

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Politics
5:25 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Whaley Wins Race For Dayton Mayor

Mayor-elect Nan Whaley with City Commissioners Joey Williams and Jeffrey Mims.
Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

A city commissioner has defeated a former judge to win the election as Dayton's next mayor in the nonpartisan race. Nan Whaley won about 56 percent of the vote to defeat A.J. Wagner in unofficial returns Tuesday with 100 percent of precincts reporting.

Whaley had 9,091 votes to Wagner's 7,029 votes, or nearly 44 percent. 

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Politics
12:49 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Endorsements for Whaley, Wagner Come In Ahead Of Election

Dayton mayoral candidate Nan Whaley with U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
Credit Russ Joseph (Facebook)

In the weeks leading up to November 5th, endorsements for both Democratic candidates for Dayton mayor, A.J. Wagner and Nan Whaley, continue to come in. Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown endorsed Whaley last week. In a interview with WYSO Thursday, Sen. Brown said he chose to make an endorsement because local politics play a big part in the recovery of the region, which has been suffering since the loss of companies like DHL, NCR and General Motors.

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Election 2013
8:04 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Dayton Mayoral Candidates Receive Diverse Endorsements in Final Days of Campaign

Credit A J Wagner (Facebook)

On Monday, Dayton mayoral candidate A.J. Wagner received a slew of endorsements from Democrats and republicans alike.

Wagner has listed his ability to work across party lines as a key strength in his bid for mayor. On October 28th, he received public endorsements from Independent Mayor Gary Leitzel, Republican Congressman Mike Turner, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer and Democrat Rhine McLin, former mayor of Dayton.  McLin was not present at the news conference where the endorsements were made.

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Election 2013
6:15 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Whaley and Wagner Vie For Mayor

Nan Whaley and AJ Wagner at a recent candidates' forum.

The race for Dayton mayor between City Commissioner Nan Whaley, and former Montgomery County Pleas Judge A J Wagner will be decided on November 5th. Both candidates are Democrats but they disagree on a number of issues. As part of WYSO's 2013 election coverage, we spoke with both candidates about where they stand.  

Here is where each candidate stands on the issues we talked about:

THE PERCEPTION OF DAYTON AS A "DYING CITY"

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