By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw
WARSAW — It’s official.
Even though there were no collection of ballots or a formal election in Warsaw, the city of Warsaw officially has a new mayor-elect and a new city council member-elect.
Longtime city council member Jeff Grose won election as mayor replacing Joe Thallemer who is retiring after three terms.
Grose was unopposed in his bid for mayor in both the primary and general elections, as was Juergen Voss, who ran for for the city council seat Grose was vacating.
All of the Republican slate of candidates for city hall was unopposed in Tuesday’s election.
Republican candidates in Warsaw faced no challenges in the general election, negating the need for a municipal election for the first time since at least the mid-1970s.
Voss is a longtime businessman. Grose has been on city council for 24 years and is a longtime teacher with Warsaw Community Schools.
Two other towns, Winona Lake and Syracuse, also lacked any contested races.
Elected officials will take office on Jan. 1.