NORTH ROYALTON – Voters have selected the next mayor of North Royalton: outgoing Council President Larry Antoskiewicz.

According to the unofficial tally from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Antoskiewicz secured 3,580 – or 51.14 percent – votes, followed by John Nickell, the outgoing Ward 1 councilman, with 1,997 votes, or 28.53 percent; Gary Petrusky, outgoing Ward 2 councilman, with 511 votes, 7.3 percent; radio personality Maria E. Cross with 457 votes, 6.53 percent; and former school board member Barbara Ann Zindroski with 455 votes, or 6.5 percent.

Antoskiewicz, 66, who has served on City Council since 2006 and the last eight years as council president, said he is ready to move into this next role of public service at the city’s helm, effective Jan. 1.

“I want to thank the voters for their confidence and support. I believe this shows the residents are happy with the philosophy of fiscal responsibility and conservative spending. My goal is to continue to move the city forward and build upon the past momentum we’ve experienced,” Antoskiewicz said.

Current Mayor Bob Stefanik, who has served as mayor for nearly 12 years, will retire Dec. 31 due to term limitations, which limit elected city officials to 12 consecutive years in any one seat. Nickell and Petrusky are both term-limited in their seats on council, as is Ward 6 Councilman Dan Kasaris.

Nickell said it was an honor to run for mayor.

“I was passionate about the city and vision I had for the city. The voters chose another path. I wish North Royalton the highest good. We’ll see where the next four years takes us,” he said.

The top vote-getter was required to secure 40 percent of the votes to avoid a runoff.

Stefanik said he is confident the city is in good hands.

“I couldn’t be happier with the results of tonight’s election. I am confident that Mayor-Elect Larry Antoskiewicz will continue on the path of fiscal responsibility while maintaining our stellar safety forces along with continuing to invest in our infrastructure,” he said. “Congratulations on a job well done.”