MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Montague has a new mayor.
Tuesday night, voters elected A. James Neubauer to the office. Neubauer took 31 percent of the vote, besting Calvin Cederquist, Kenneth Erdman and incumbent Kevin Erb for the two year term.
Erb took over as mayor of Montague in 2011, despite narrowly losing to incumbent, Henry Roesler Jr., who died days before the election. According to state law, votes cast for a dead candidate cannot be counted.
In Muskegon, Stephen Gawron, who has been serving out former mayor Steve Warmington’s term, will remain mayor. Gawron took 71 percent of the vote to Zawdie Abiade’s 29 percent.
In North Muskegon, Chris Witham will remain mayor. Witham took all 545 votes in Tuesday night’s election. Withham has served as mayor since 2004.