City Times Staff
Incumbent Mayor Zach Vruwink defeated challenger Robert Nash to win his third straight term as Wisconsin Rapids Mayor on Tuesday night.
“I’m very pleased that the voters have decided to continue the path to realize the full potential of Wisconsin Rapids,” said Vruwink. “I’ve made that my campaign commitment and I intend to continue that in the next two years.”
The final results came in at 12:05 a.m. on early Wednesday morning, and showed Vruwink ahead 3,293 votes to Nash’s 2,518, winning 56 percent of the vote. Robert Nash carried a large number of supporters, and Vruwink commented on his run for mayor.
“I commend Bob for running, and I appreciate the dialogue we had,” said Vruwink. “I would encourage him to stay involved, as the work doesn’t stop with the election.”
According to Vruwink, his efforts to continue the revitalization of Wisconsin Rapids will continue with a renewed vigor.
“Im re-energized. I believe that we’ve set in motion a number of great initiatives,” said Vruwink. “Number one, to focus on restoring a stronger economy in the community and realizing that it’s a long term strategy to full be successful — but we certainly have made progress in the time that I’ve been in office and I looking forward to making more in the next two years.”
Results are unofficial until the canvass is complete on Tuesday, Apr 12.