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New mayor elected in Beverly

BEVERLY — With several newly elected town officials, individuals are looking to bring fresh ideas to the town of Beverly.

Beverly residents elected a new mayor and three new town council members in the town election this week.

Andy Burns, the lone registered candidate for mayor, received 69 votes to earn the seat.

“I’m so happy to be given this opportunity to serve Beverly, and look forward to continuing the work that has been ongoing within our community,” Burns said.

Connie Pingley, a former councilwoman, was a write-in candidate for mayor and received 47 votes.

Burns succeeds outgoing mayor Cindy Karelis.

Two council members were re-elected to their positions.

Incumbent Matt Lewis received 84 votes to remain on town council. Incumbent Becky Weese also received 84 votes and will keep her seat on council.

Newly elected council members will include Deborah Stalnaker, who received 78 votes; Katie Whittaker, who earned 71 votes; and Robbie Moyer, who tallied 59 votes.

Bobbie Smith, incumbent town recorder, will also continue to serve Beverly. Smith received 102 votes.

Town officials serve two-year terms.

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