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And The Waukesha Mayor Is…

The winner of Tuesday night’s election won by 62 percent of the vote.

Mayor Jeff Scrima will have to step aside later this month as municipal attorney Shawn Reilly won the 2014 mayoral election Tuesday night.

Reilly had 5,899 votes to Scrima’s 3,642 votes, which was 62 percent of the vote. Reilly was the top vote-getter in the February primary election.

Results are unofficial until canvassing

“It has been a lot of hard work for me and my supporters, who went above and beyond,” Reilly said during his campaign party at a packed Generations at 5 Points. “I am overwhelmed by how much help I received. It’s humbling and I plan on doing a great job for the city.”

Reilly had questioned Scrima’s leadership abilities throughout the campaign season. He received support from the majority of the Common Council, which Reilly said showed the council had lost faith in the mayor. However, Scrima maintained that his leadership style was about maintaining checks and balances in government to make the city stronger.

“We ran a positive campaign, and I am thankful for my family, supporters and everyone who came out to vote,” Scrima said in a text message to Patch. “We are proud of what we have achieved the past four years, and still want Waukesha to continue this upward trajectory.”

Meanwhile, the majority of the predictions on the Waukesha Patch Facebook page about the Waukesha mayoral race outcomes were correct in guessing that Reilly would be elected.

Hydra April 02, 2014 at 07:49 PM
Shawn? Mr. Reilly mayor elect Reilly, not Shawn.
Louise April 02, 2014 at 11:32 PM
I wonder if any mayor will ever address the fact that Waukesha is UGLY. The stupid guitar town murals didn't help.
Dean Dewson April 03, 2014 at 04:56 AM
Congratulations are in order to Mayor Elect Reilly and I highly doubt he would mess with an event as popular and trouble free as the Friday Night Live. I do know however, that several of his most vocal supporters are the people who were trying to at least cut way back on the Friday Night Live events, so he may have to resist that pressure from those people. I was at one of the debates and the subject came up and he denied any plans to change it, so we'll see if he keeps his word or not! I for one think it would be an early political suicide to do so, that's a very popular event that unlike a lot of large gatherings, has had basically zero trouble, I think a lot of the people who voted for him over the former mayor would not be happy about that!
Mr Lundt April 05, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Louise---Any suggestions to make it "not ugly"?

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