Incumbents win narrowly in runoff races for mayor and city council positions
The results for the highly contested Cedar Falls mayoral runoff election are in from the polls. Incumbent Cedar Falls Mayor Rob Green has won against at-large City Councilman Dave Sires by a narrow margin of 97 votes.
Unofficial results report Green narrowly winning with 3,534 votes, while Sires garnered 3,437 votes. As reported by KWWL, Sires could challenge and request a recount.
In a Facebook video, Green shared his thanks and plans for the future.
“I’m very honored to have received the most votes in this contest for mayor. No outcome is certain, and it means a great deal to me that the majority of voters trust me to lead the city for another two years. I look forward to working with a supportive council to implement the five points of the PS-22 Plan to reform the public safety department, beginning in January. I wish to thank my two opponents, Tom Blanford and Dave Sires, for running spirited campaigns, and for making sure that voters had a clear choice on who to vote for.”
Green continued, “Now, with two years of hard-won experience under my belt, and a supportive council to work with, I look forward to these next two years and the reforms we will be able to make in Cedar Falls government, including strengthening the role of the mayor as the city’s chief executive officer. Thanks again for your support, and for doing the work to be informed and engaged residents. It’s an honor to work with you and for you.”
Sires also responded to the results by stating, “We put up a hard fight. We got beat by 97 votes, I want to thank everyone that supported me, wanted to see a change, and wanted to support a fire department,” Sires said. “I’ve got two more years on the council and I look forward to working and doing the things I think are important, and I love Cedar Falls.”
Cedar Falls City Council Ward 3 results were reported along with the mayoral election results.
Incumbent Daryl Kruse has been reelected to his seat, beating Carole Yates with the majority of the votes going to Kruse.
Kruse took 53% of the vote (820) and Yates won 47% (722).