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UPDATE: Mayor Tipple wins third term in Wausau


After Tuesday night's votes were tallied, Wausau voters decided to keep incumbent Mayor Jim Tipple in his office in city hall.

Tipple spent Tuesday evening at Loppnow's in Wausau. That's where he was when he found out about his first two mayoral election wins. Now -- he's got a third.

"I'm looking forward to another four years and I think we've got a good plan together and I'm looking forward to working with our new council to get things done and move our city forward," said Tipple.

Challenger Ed Gale spent his evening on the other side of the river at the Wausau Labor Temple. After serving on the city council for a decade, Gale tried for a mayoral bid. He conceded to Tipple after 10PM Tuesday night.

"The mayor obviously is well-respected in this community and should be treated that way," said Gale. "So I congratulate Mayor Tipple on his third term."

Mayor Tipple won this re-election with 70% of the votes. He said his priority is to keep businesses in town, but also has plans to reach out to new ones in the future and help create more jobs for people in Wausau.

"We've got a great education system and a great skilled workforce so those things are attractors to businesses that potentially want to locate in our community," said Tipple.

Gale will return to his seat on the city council. He said even though he didn't win this election, he still made an impact.

"Hopefully we can move forward with a vision, budgeting issues, some of those things and accomplish some of the issues I brought to the forefront," said Gale.

"We need Ed on the council along with ten other alderpersons and that's who make the legislative process go in our community," said Tipple. "I've always had a pretty good relationship with the council and I'll work hard to make it better."

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