Two new faces will appear on the Watervliet City Commission after voters turned against two incumbents Tuesday.

Commissioners Larry Hehl, Rick Kinzler and Deah Muth were seeking re-election, while Michael Bumstead and Jennifer Helms were seeking to unseat two of them for the four-year terms.

Helms ended up being the highest vote-getter with 278. Muth came in next with 228 and Bumstead got 223.

Kinzler got 192 and Hehl got 108. Kinzler has served on the City Commission for four years and Hehl has been on it for two.

There were 10 write-ins.

In Coloma, incumbents Nate Clements, Linda Freitag and Marsha Hammond were facing challenger Fred Reeves, and he managed to be one of the top vote-getters.

Reeves got 326 votes and so did Hammond. Freitag won her re-election bid as well with 311 votes. Clements got 295. There were 16 votes for write-in candidates.

Reeves has been a resident of Coloma for over 60 years and has put his name in for a City Commission seat in the past.

Clements has been a commissioner for three years.

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