Filling of Vacant Council Seat in Consideration

Tiffin City Council will be meeting in a special session at 6 p.m. Monday, July 26, in Council Chambers at Tiffin City Hall, 51 E. Market St., to determine the process for filling the 3rd Ward Councilmember seat, which became vacant after the election of Dawn Iannantuono as mayor.

Although she has historically run as a Democrat, Iannantuono filed in the 2019 election as a non-partisan in Tiffin’s Open Primary election system, and by Charter, her seat will be filled by Tiffin City Council. The purpose of the special meeting is to determine a process in order to fill that position, and any other business that may come before the board.

Council currently has three seats vacant. At-Large Councilmembers Ben Gillig and Zack Perkins had both resigned effective July 12. Because Gillig and Perkins had declared their party affiliation when they were elected in 2021, the Seneca County Democratic and Republican central committees will be filling their respective seats. Both groups are planning to meet and vote on candidates prior to the next regularly scheduled council meeting on Aug. 1.

Iannantuono was elected Mayor by Tiffin City Council during its regular meeting on Monday, becoming the 50th Mayor of the City of Tiffin and first female elected to the office. She had served as the 3rd Ward Councilmember since 2016.