Enterprise file photo — Melissa Hale-Spencer

On Election Night, Nov. 8, 2011, Bonnie Conklin writes as the results are called. She won a four-year term with about 30 percent of the vote in a four-way race. Asked then about being the only Republican on the Berne Town Board, Conklin said, “I’m a little anxious about it, but I think we’ll work together as a team. I think we have the same goals in mind, which is positive.” She said of her victory this week that it shows, in a small community, individual reputation is more important than party lines.