Beth Bashert will be the Mayor of Ypsilanti for the next four years. Bashert won a five-way race on Tuesday against candidates without party affiliation, Anne Brown among them. Brown had sought to run against Bashert in the August primary, but failed to turn in petition signatures in time to qualify for the ballot. So, she launched an independent, write-in campaign. The other candidates were Mickeila Tate, Adrienne Hirschfelder and Sheila McSpadden. Bashert will replace outgoing Mayor Amanda Edmonds who decided not to seek re-election after one term in office.