Bickley re-elected as Milan mayor

MILAN - Residents overwhelmingly re-elected Robert C. Bickley as mayor Tuesday. He defeated challenger Annie Downing by a 70 to 30 percent margin in Huron County, and a 72 to 27 percent margin in Erie County. "I'm happy with the support and I'll continue to serve like I have for the last four years,' said Bickley, who's been mayor for 28 years.
Aaron Krause
Jul 25, 2010

MILAN — Residents overwhelmingly re-elected Robert C. Bickley as mayor Tuesday. He defeated challenger Annie Downing by a 70 to 30 percent margin in Huron County, and a 72 to 27 percent margin in Erie County.

“I’m happy with the support and I’ll continue to serve like I have for the last four years,” said Bickley, who’s been mayor for 28 years.

He attributed his lopsided victory to votes of confidence.

“You just don’t earn this job overnight,” he said.

Bickley said he wants to continue improving Milan’s infrastructure

In an apparent swipe at Downing, Bickley said, “It’s just kind of hard to believe that someone can put their name on a ballot (who has) never been to a council meeting.

“I’ve never seen her at a council meeting.”

Downing could not be reached for comment.

Comments

Former Milan Re...

When is a decent candidate going to emerge to knock out this Yahoo. Bickley thinks he owns the town. If only more people would realize what could be in Milan.

yahoo2 (Anonymous)

They'll need a candidate with a better hat than Bob.

Wait (Anonymous)

I thought ward owned that town maybe its 50/50. What will the citizens do when he retires, Mayor Ward hah.