WAUSAU — One incumbent was re-elected and two new Town Council members were elected Tuesday in Wausau’s city election.
Incumbent Bobby J. Phillips was re-elected with 74 votes, while Marlene Carter Blount received 78 votes and Kerry J. Collins received 63 votes.
There were a total of five candidates running for three positions on the council. Also seeking election were Hope Genene Hicks, who received 15 votes, and Shirley Culbreth Rightenburg, who received 29 votes.
A total of 91 ballots were cast in the election for a total of 273 votes, said City Clerk Margaret Riley.
Mayor Roger Hagan and Mayor Pro-Tem Gail Culbreth did not seeking re-election, said Riley.
Phillips and Blount will each serve four-year terms, while Collins will serve a two-year term.
“The way the council voted, the top two vote-getters each get a four-year term, and the third place candidate will get a two-year term, which is the rest of Roger’s term,” Riley said.
The new council members will take their seats on Jan. 10, when the council will reorganize and elect new officers, Riley said.