On Tuesday, the Democrat made history again, winning the Brazil Mayor election over Republican Jim Sheese.
"I feel really happy," Bradshaw said as she enjoyed the victory at the Clay County Democrat headquarters. "I had a lot of support.
Bradshaw received 947 total votes (58.57 percent) while Sheese tallied 670 votes (41.43 percent).
"I have nothing but praise for Ann," Sheese said following the final election tallies. "We're good friends and we'll still be good friends."
Sheese had been Brazil City Council President for 12 years under former Brazil Mayor Kennny Crabb. He became the council president again in June after Bradshaw took over as Brazil Mayor after Tom Arthur resigned.
Bradshaw said the had much respect for Sheese.
"Jim and I have worked together for many years," she said. "We'll work together until the end of December. I wish him nothing but the best."
Sheese said he ran what he believed was a good campaign despite falling in the election.
"I went door to door," he said. "I showed up at the debates and my opponent chose not to. We did the best we could but the people got what they asked for."
Both candidates said despite the outcome, they were somewhat disappointed with the turnout.
"I thought it was a little low, but that's my opinion," Bradshaw said. "It was different. I thought there may be a better turnout."
Sheese said he believed "voter apathy" was the reason for the low turnout.
"Most people don't care," he said.
However, Tuesday's voter turnout for mayor was actually more than the last two mayor elections.
In 1999, Crabb defeated Democrat Frank E. Minnick, 1,017-498. Arthur knocked off Crabb in 2003, 978-579.
Sheese said he has been involved in six elections. However, he said Tuesday was his final.
"I'm going to spend more time in the woods and with my boat," he said. "Twenty years is enough. I'm going to spend more time with my kids."
For Bradshaw, it's back to business. She said she plans to maintain her open door policy while also continuing to work on other issues surrounding the city.
"I'll just continue to keep up the work," she said.