Oak Creek Oak Creek Mayor J. Elliott was re-elected to another term Tuesday, edging out challenger and former mayor Gerry Greenwood by just three votes.
Elliott, the 61-year-old owner of Colorado Bar &: Grill, will serve a two-year term. Elliott received 105 votes to Greenwood's 102 votes. Mayoral candidate Bill Paxton, a former Town Board member, received 29 votes.
Town Clerk Karen Halterman said there are no plans for a recount in the mayoral election. Halterman said Greenwood could request a recount.
Tuesday's vote also reconfigured the Oak Creek Town Board. Two of the three incumbents running for re-election were defeated. Chuck Wisecup was the lone incumbent to be re-elected, receiving 129 votes. Wisecup will serve a four-year term along with Wendy Gustafson (135 votes) and David Ege (131 votes). Josh Voorhis was the fourth-highest vote-getter with 120 votes. He will serve a two-year term.
Incumbents Steve "Spike" Beven and John Crawford saw their re-election bids fall short. Challengers Larry "L.A." Anderson, Bernard Gagne, Cal Martindale and Richard Wisecup also fell short.
The town's new mayor and Town Board will be sworn in at the April 10 meeting of the Town Board.
Halterman said 242 voters cast ballots Tuesday. Oak Creek has 594 registered voters, meaning 41 percent turned out. In the town's 2006 election, 44 percent of registered voters turned out. In 2004, 45 percent of registered voters cast ballots.
For more on Tuesday's election, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Steamboat Today or log on Wednesday morning to www.steamboatpilot.com.