The Election returns are in and it was a winning total of 917 votes for incumbent Mayor Hinkley to 679 votes for challenging Councilman, Nick Kennedy. The vote was 57% for Hinkley to 43 % for Kennedy. Mayor Hinkley will lead the council for another two years. His work will be challenging, but with a new council, some of that challenge could be reduced.
Loosing candidates were incumbent Councilman Giddings, pulling 559 votes (14 %) , Candidate Grossi, 582 Votes (14%), and challenger Krigner with 172 votes (4%).
Winning Council seats were Mr.Keenan Gottschell with 917 votes (22%) and Mr. Robert Smiley with 910 votes(22%). Incumbent Candidate, Richard Ziegler received 937 votes (23%), a number greater than the Mayors.
Congratulations to Mayor Hinkley, Councilman Ziegler and to those two newly elected to Council: Mr. Keenan Gottschall and Mr. Robert Smiley. Their work on council will be challenging, but with a newly formed council, it is believed that a new direction will be favorable to the future of the Community.
The Voters have spoken; let the new business of the Administration begin in the New Year with optimism for the difficult work ahead.
Congratulations to Mayor Hinkley on his Reelection victory.
Congratulations also to Sandra Messing, Jennifer Mulder and James Lowe who were elected to the Library Board.
For those candidates who did not win in the election, stay involved with the community. It is only through discussion and participation that Wixom will become a better place for everyone who lives or works here.