Mayor Whaley addresses crowd at Dayton Convention Center
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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.
Mayor-elect Nan Whaley with City Commissioners Joey Williams and Jeffrey Mims.
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A city commissioner has defeated a former judge to win 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.