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Ritenauer defeats Krasienko, Fallis in Lorain mayoral primary

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.

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