UPDATED RESULTS: Hill to become new Ontario mayor, third seat on city council too close to call

Ontario contractor Riley Hill will be the next mayor of Ontario. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

ONTARIO – Voters elected Riley Hill to the city’s top political post and sent several new faces to city council, based on preliminary results from late Tuesday night.

As of 11:15 p.m., Hill built a commanding lead with 1,109 votes while candidate Billy Carter collected 777 votes. Marty Justus had 507 votes while Frank Griffith amassed 245 votes.

Hill vowed in the run-up to the election that he would push for more transparency in city government and will continue to support vocational training and education for local youth. The longtime Ontario businessman also touted his experience as a key reason voters should elect him. Hill is a member of the city planning and zoning commission and helped create a local . . .