November 21, 2014

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Sister beats brother in Ohio mayor race

MONTEZUMA – Score one for the big sister: The mayor of this Ohio village held off a challenge from her younger brother and kept her office.

Daniel Huffman was hoping to unseat his sister, Charlotte Garman, in Tuesday`s election.

However, residents of the village, with only 138 registered voters, stuck with Garman, who has been mayor for eight years.
Garman, also the postmaster in this western Ohio community, landed 43 votes; her brother had 24.

Huffman, a carpenter and electrician, has said his decision to challenge his sister for the seat probably didn`t sit well with her.

“I really don`t believe she`s tickled about it,” said Huffman, 45.

Huffman said before the election that his sister, who is four years older, had done a tremendous job as mayor.