Bath Town Council member Scott Merki upset Susan Webster to become the new Mayor of the Town of Bath.
Merki squeaked by Webster by a vote of 96 to 84.
“I can’t believe we won,” Merki said. “We campaigned hard and clean. I want to thank everybody in the town of Bath. My heart is pumping so hard I don’t know what else to say.”
The results were posted tonight at the Bath Town Hall in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
The campaign was marred by dirty tricks — including an incident in April when Webster took ten of Merki’s rack cards from Roy’s Service Station.
Webster later admitted it was a mistake the take the rack cards.
“If I were to do it over again, I would have taken only two of them, not all of them,” Webster said.
Mayor Webster says that over her 22 years as Mayor, she has worked hard to develop relationships with state and federal officials to secure grants, including recently for the water pipe project, the Streetscape project, the Train Depot project, the Rail Trail project and the Greenway cemetery project.
Merki promised during that campaign that if elected, he would work hard, support our police, stand up to crime and drugs, provide for better oversight of utilities to lower our bills, keep taxes down and property values up, strengthen local business, welcome new ideas, make room for volunteers, listen to property owners, businesses and residents, work with the town council and county commission, and work for open, responsible and respectful government.