STAPLES — Voters in Staples re-elected Mayor Chris Etzler to a third term and chose three new council members.
Etzler, 42, Staples-Motley Community Education director, defeated an active write-in candidate, Carrie Johnson, 184-179. Johnson is a part-time music teacher at Motley Staples Middle School.
Elected to the council were Mary Theurer, 326 votes; Kevin Jenkins, 260 votes; and Mike Isenberg, 271 votes. No incumbents filed for the council. Council members serve four-year terms.