FARMINGTON — Bill Liese will continue serving as municipal judge after his reelection on Tuesday
Liese, who has served as judge for the last 20 years, ran against Rena Scott. He said he was an advocate and a counselor for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Liese will serve a four-year term.
Liese received 2,516 votes compared to Scott's 592 votes, according to unofficial election results available Tuesday night from the Farmington city clerk.
He said he was humbled by the number of people who showed up to support him.
"It's rewarding and humbling to see that the people of Farmington still want me as a municipal judge," Liese said.
Liese just finished his fifth term as municipal judge. He said what has kept him going is his love of the work and the opportunity to help people and give back to the community.
Liese ran on the platform of "tough, but fair." Despite his experience campaigning, Liese said he was ready for the votes to be counted.
"It's a huge relief to get any election over with," he said.
Scott couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday evening.
Scott previously told The Daily Times she was running for judge because she didn't think the group therapy programs currently used in the court system are working. Instead, Scott advocated for individual and family therapy.