WINDCREST — In a city that has seen its share of political infighting, voters returned three incumbents and tapped a political newcomer for a fourth position during Nov. 5 balloting.
Dan Reese won a second term as mayor with more than 57 percent against his predecessor, Alan Baxter, whom he defeated in 2017.
“Thank you Windcrest for believing in me and voting me back into the position as your mayor,” Reese said on his mayoral Facebook page.
“We have some very exciting things happening and I look forward to serving with the (City Council) to continue the proud tradition of keeping Windcrest as a home designation,” he added.
Place 4 Councilman Frank Archuleta fended off a challenge from former Councilman Gerd Jacobi with 58 percent.
Wes Manning, a military and law enforcement veteran, garnered 59 percent over Bill Zulaica to win the Place 1 post vacated by Sherilyn Flick when she resigned.
Place 5 Councilwoman Joan Pedrotti ran unopposed.
Zulaica, Baxter and Jacobi ran a slate campaign together.
The political season in Windcrest was marked by accusations and counter-accusations, many of which referenced past actions and comments done or made in the city government’s recent history.