Bonnie Cumberland bested a field of five other candidates in Tuesday's general election to hold on to her Brainerd City Council At Large seat.
Cumberland received 1,689 votes, followed by Jeff Czeczok with 1,169 votes, Paul Hirst with 428 votes, Michelle Doree with 248 votes, David Colvin with 210 votes and Howard Brewer with 166 votes.
"I'm extremely thankful to the voters for giving me another opportunity to serve," Cumberland said. "It means a lot for me and I'll work hard to do those things that are best for the city."
Cumberland was first elected to the At Large seat in 2006. She encouraged the other candidates for council positions to keep participating in government if they have a passion for it.
Though finishing second, Czeczok said the campaign was one of the most enjoyable times in his life.
"I think I knocked on nearly every door in town and I wouldn't change a thing for the world," Czeczok said. "This past seven weeks has been the most exciting. I got up every morning looking forward to the next day. It's been a heck of an experience."
Czeczok congratulated Cumberland and thanked everyone who ran for having fair campaigns. He said he looked forward to seeing what the city council will do in the future, and said he won't quit with his involvement in city government.
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