Bob Dean captured the presidency of Warren City Council in 2011 by winning six of the city's seven wards.
Dean gave up the seat on Tuesday in much the same way.
''Doby,'' as he's known to many people in Warren, lost six of seven wards to challenger Jim Graham, the former United Auto Workers 1112 president who shrugged off an unsuccessful mayoral bid two years ago to cruise to an easy win in the president's race with 55 percent of vote.
Graham's winning the Democratic nomination in the primary election seals a win in November. He does not have opposition.
Unofficial, raw precinct-by-precinct numbers from the Trumbull County Board of Elections show, after I did the math twice, that the only ward Dean won was the 6th Ward, 266 votes to 144 votes.
On his home turf, the 5th Ward, Dean lost 229 to 167.
Graham, on the other hand, successfully defended his home territory. The soon-to-be president more than doubled Dean's vote total in the 3rd Ward by a count of 475 to 212.
In the remaining wards, Graham's margin of victory was less, but he still easily beat Dean.
Graham received 321 votes to Dean's 288 votes in the 1st Ward; 102 votes for Graham and 86 for Dean in the 2nd Ward; 88 for Graham to 79 for Dean in the 4th Ward; and 128 votes were cast for Graham compared to 88 ballots for Dean in the 7th Ward.
It's quite the contrast to two years ago when Dean did to former council president Robert Marchese what Graham did to Dean last week.
Then, Dean easily won with 55 percent of the vote, taking six wards, including the 5th Ward, which is also where Marchese lives.
Dean received 1,186 votes Tuesday compared to the more than 3,400 he received in the defeat of Marchese.
The numbers from 2011 are much higher than from the election Tuesday. That is explained by a mayoral race on the ballot. Because mayor's terms are four years and city council two years, every other municipal election in Warren draws greater public interest.
I didn't bother examining the few other contested races in Trumbull County. It was a snoozer of an election really.
In fact, this was only the second time in my more than 10 years at the Tribune Chronicle that I haven't worked Election Night. It's usually a hurried night, trying to locate candidates for comment before deadline and often extends into the a.m.
By all accounts here, the night was smooth, and the unofficial final results were in plenty enough time.
Turnout numbers show that voters felt the election was dullsville.
In Trumbul County, turnout was about 16 percent, but that was even more than what was expected for the vote. In Mahoning County, it was about the same, around 17 percent.