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Dayton Mayoral Race

DAYTON -- On Tuesday night, we should know who will be leading the city of Dayton for the next four years.

Both mayoral candidates -- Nan Whaley and A.J. Wagner -- have had a similar message for the entire campaign. They both want to bring more jobs to the area. But on election eve they were pushing different messages, hoping to land your vote.

The last hours of the campaign has Dayton City Commissioner and mayoral candidate Nan Whaley making a final push to get voters to the polls.

"I'm of course nervous because you want to make sure people vote. That's the big key, you want to make sure your supporters come out and support you," she said.

A primary focus of Whaley's campaign has been the need to bring in more jobs.

"Dayton to me seems to be going downhill. Jobs, we need more jobs," said Sarah Parazick of Dayton.

But Monday evening, Whaley was also touting the need to clean up the abandoned properties in Dayton. She wants the Gem City to look like its nickname.

"I believe we have a bright future and I believe in the future of Dayton, so I want to be a part of it," Whaley said.

"If we can get the owners to fix them up or even just shut them down so we can build something, that helps everybody," said poll worker Bridgette Young.

Across town on Monday, opponent A.J. Wagner worked the phones with his family.

"You never know until it's all counted but it feels good," he said.

While both candidates are Democrats, Whaley has the party's backing. However, last week, Wagner got the support of several well-known local Republicans. And ever since, bipartisanship has been at the top of his platform.

"Saying we're going to work together to make Dayton a better city. That's to me the most powerful statement I could make," Wagner said.

The polls open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. If you have any questions on where or how to vote, visit the Montgomery County Board of elections online, http://www.mcboe.org/.

 
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