Iowa voters went to the polls Tuesday to select mayors and aldermen in municipal elections.
The embattled mayor of Muscatine has easily won re-election. Just weeks after a judge ruled in her favor and against the city council’s attempt to remove her, Diana Broderson has won a second term. Tuesday, she beat Charlie Harper by a margin of 59 to 40 percent. Broderson finished with 2,478 votes to 1,666 for Harper.
Two incumbent members of the Muscatine City Council lost their bids for re-election. Scott Natvig lost his at-large seat, losing to Kelcey Brackett by 400 votes (or about 10 percentage points). In the 2nd Ward, newcomer Osmond Malcolm easily defeated incumbent Michael Rehwaldt.
Lisa Brown will keep her at-large seat on the Bettendorf City Council. In Tuesday's voting, she beat Kylah Rasche with 53 percent of the vote. That’s a difference of 68 votes.
Brown was appointed to the seat earlier this year after Gary Mohr was elected to the Iowa House.
Incumbents were the main winners in voting Tuesday for the Davenport City Council.
At-large alderman Kyle Gripp was re-elected, along with newcomer JJ Condon.
In the 2nd Ward, Maria Dickmann easily won another term.
And in the 3rd, Marion Meginnis won a full term on the council, after winning a special election to fill a vacancy last summer.
Long-time council veteran Ray Ambrose will continue to represent Davenport’s 4th Ward—he easily defeated Susan Weir 62 to 38 percent.
It was a closer race in the the 6th Ward between newcomers Richard Clewell and Sean Liddell. Clewell won with 53 percent of the vote.