A write-in candidate is the unofficial winner in the race for East Liverpool mayor, receiving twice the amount of votes as the current mayor.

According to unofficial election results posted late Tuesday, write-in candidate Gregory T. Bricker received 917 votes or 44% of the total votes cast in the race for mayor.

Incumbent Democrat Ryan Stoval only received 419 votes and Brian Kerr got 767 votes.

The results of all elections must be certified before becoming official.