Top two candidates for Toledo Mayor advance

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TOLEDO (WTVG) -- More than 24,000 ballots are in.

The top two candidates with the most votes will now go head-to-head in the Toledo mayoral race this November.

Both are Democrats.

Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and Lucas County Treasurer Wade Kapszukiewicz will appear on the ballot in two months.

During the primary election Tuesday, Sept. 12, Hicks-Hudson secured 39% of the vote, Kapszukiewicz took 34%.

Two other candidates were eliminated from the race.

City Councilman Tom Waniewski, a Republican, fell short with 27% of the vote. Opal Covey secured 1%.

Incumbent Hicks-Hudson calls the results a "vote of confidence" for her administration and her performance.

Challenger Kapszukiewicz pledges, if elected, he would invest in Toledo with more police officers, better roads and a balanced budget.

Voters will choose the next mayor of Toledo November 7th.