Gary Manier

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UPDATED 3:42 p.m. | As voters in Washington elect Gary Manier to a sixth term as mayor, his opponent said she's leaving the door open to another run in the future.

On Tuesday, voters in Washington will make city history in choosing their mayor for the next four years.

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - The mayor who led the central Illinois town of Washington when a powerful tornado struck in 2013 says he will seek one final term in office.

Gary Manier is in his fourth term as the mayor of the town of 14,700. He is the city's longest-serving mayor and was first elected in 2001.