LORAIN — Mayor Tony Krasienko has conceded the Democratic primary to Chase Ritenauer.
Ritenauer said he received a congratulatory text message from Krasienko a short time ago.
Ritenauer received 3988 votes, or 53 percent. Krasienko recieved 2424 votes, or 32 percent.
Ritenauer also has defeated at-large City Councilman Mitch Fallis. Fallis received 1071 votes, or 14 percent.
Ritenauer told supporters at Rosewood Party Center that he would be a new kind of mayor.