NEW BERLIN – With a higher voter turn out than normal, New Berlin residents cast ballots Tuesday deciding who would take over the village mayoral position.
Current six term Mayor Carol Riley faced opposition for the two year $3,500 a year position from current village trustee Robert T. Starr also of New Berlin. In a matter of 12 years this election was the first in which Riley faced opposition.
“The voter turn out was wonderful, we usually don’t see over a hundred voters, Riley said.
Just shortly after 9 p.m., Tuesday it was announced by village officials that New Berlin residents had made their voices heard and Riley would remain in the position for another two years. A final tally of votes totaling 169 showed Riley beat her opponent Robert Starr by 44 votes; Riley with 106 and Starr with 62.