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Fifty Lakes: Steffens unseats Anick as mayor

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Erin Bormett / Echo Journal Mike and Mary Erlandson pick up their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Fifty Lakes City Hall.2 / 2

Current council member Linda Steffens beat incumbent Tim Anick in the Fifty Lakes mayoral race by 89 votes Tuesday, Nov. 6. Steffens earned 203 votes, or 63.84 percent, while Anick trailed with 114 votes, or 35.85 percent.

There was a single write-in vote.

Anick was elected mayor of Fifty Lakes in 2014 and 2016, serving for four years.

Steffens' transition to mayor will leave a vacancy on the council, as her term does not expire until 2020.

City council incumbents Mark Bradley and Jodie Schrupp were re-elected, leaving challenger Toni Buchite trailing by just seven votes.

Bradley, who has served on the council for the past two years, led the poll with 197 votes, or 36.82 percent. Schrupp, an eight-year veteran on the council, earned 172 votes, or 32.15 percent. Buchite received 165 votes, or 30.84 percent. There was one write-in vote.

None of the candidates could be reached for comment Tuesday night.