Bellville Mayor Darrell Banks appears headed for a win in the Republican race for Richland County Commissioner.
Banks totalled 8,668 votes (42 percent) while his competitors, Timothy A. Wert and David Morgenstern amassed 41 percent and 15 percent of the vote.
Banks will run for the Commissioner seat in the November election.
“We’re getting ready to work hard to make sure we win in the fall,” he said, adding that his campaign knocked on 6,00o doors during the campaign. “I think the voters saw what we accomplished in Bellville.”