With all 153 precincts reporting unofficial results, Plusquellic had 9,765 votes, or 53 percent, to City Councilman Joe Finley’s 8,732 votes, or 47 percent.
The victory sets up Plusquellic for a sixth four-year term as mayor because no Republican is running in November.
During their sole debate last month, Plusquellic and Finley clashed over topics including a foreclosure problem in Akron.
Plusquellic, 57, said educating home buyers is key. Finley said the city should do more to keep people from winding up with mortgages they can’t afford.