Swisher mayoral winner declines appointment, options to be considered next week


The man selected to be Swisher’s next mayor has declined the position.

A post on the official City of Swisher Facebook account indicates Chad Velvick, who was declared the winner after a three-way tie was broken by a random draw, declined the position on Tuesday. No candidates filed to appear on the November 7th ballot, so all of the candidates were write-ins.

Velvick and two other candidates had actually tied for second, but the winner…Daryl Hynek…also declined the position so he could remain on the city council.

The official results from the election show Hynek received 12 write-in votes while Velvick, Christopher Taylor and William Wilkins each earned nine votes apiece.

The Swisher City Council can now either appoint a mayor or hold a special election early next year. Both options will be discussed at the next city council meeting, set for Monday night at 6:30 in the Swisher Library Community Room.