Ludington has chosen their next mayor. The young teacher, Ryan Cox, surpassed the city veteran, Wally Taranko, in yesterday's elections. It was a close race that ended in a total of 767 to 685. Cox will officially take his position as mayor January 1st. Because, Taranko gave up his 2nd ward councilor seat, Kathy Winczewski defeated David Buskirk for the position. The remainder of the seats stayed as is.