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Tom Barrett re-elected as Mayor of Milwaukee

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Posted at 8:49 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 00:40:09-04

MILWAUKEE -- Tom Barrett has been re-elected as the Mayor of Milwaukee, defeating challenger Alderman Bob Donovan.

Both TODAY'S TMJ4 and 620 WTMJ called the race early, with 620 WTMJ calling the race at about 8:43 p.m. TODAY'S TMJ4 called the race with 74 percent of the vote tallied. At that time, Barrett pulled in 69 percent of the vote, while Donovan trailed with 31 percent.

It will be Barrett's fourth consecutive term as mayor. He first won election to the position in 2004, defeating challenger Marvin Pratt.

In an interview with TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson, the mayor recently touted his record of bringing business development to the city.

He continued that discussion with 620 WTMJ's Reggie Peters.

"I'm confident I can work with a lot of different people," said Barrett to Peters.

"We're going to focus on making sure the Century City site, that we're going to create jobs there. We're going to continue our work on public safety and infrastructure. We know those are three huge issues."

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