Bewley and Bertelsen retain positions as Mercer County's clerk, treasurer
Mercer County Clerk Phyllis A. Bewley (D) and Mercer County Treasurer Michael Bertelsen (R) will both continue to serve in their elected capacities.
Bertelsen has been treasurer for several years while Bewley was appointed to fill the term of Tom Hanson following his death.
Bewley has held the position of clerk for 18 months. Bewley held off a strong competitor in Vicki Bull. The race went back and forth all evening as the precinct totals continued to come in.
Bewley held a slim 63 vote lead prior to the 560 absentee ballots being added in. Bewley ended up winning 3,403-3,288.
Bertelsen, the county treasurer for the past 16 years. He defeated Larry Weber 4,423-2,187