Wosje Wins Plymouth Mayoral Race
Plymouth voters elected seven-year council member Jeffry Wosje as mayor to replace Kelli Slavik, who stepped down after 12 years of serving as mayor.
Wosje defeated contenders Ali Shater, a former Army captain, and Andrey Skotnikov, a Plymouth resident with a background in engineering.
The council member-turned-mayor-elect told CCX news reporter Meredith Hackler that his victory was largely a team effort. He thanked his wife, parents and community for pitching in on work like door-knocking and campaigning. He said he plans to maintain the fiscal responsibility he believes characterizes Plymouth.
“Plymouth has been well managed for quite some time,” said Wosje. “I want to make sure that legacy continues into the future for our residents and how we serve them.”
Wosje said he had to take a risk in his decision to give up his council seat to run for mayor. But he made the leap because he felt prepared for the challenge.
“I felt like I was in the best position to continue that legacy of strong fiscal management for the city.”
In Ward 2, voters selected city council candidate Nick Roehl into Wosje’s vacant seat. Roehl defeated challengers Marc Anderson, “Terry” Frances Jaffoni and Melanie Reitz. In Ward 4, incumbent Jim Prom narrowly beat challenger Julie Pointner Korts. Meanwhile, voters re-elected incumbent Ned Carroll as council member at large against Dan Brown and “Marky” Marlene Williamson.