Hart is next mayor of Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Attorney Brad Hart will be the next Cedar Rapids Mayor after defeating businesswoman Monica Vernon in a runoff election.

It is Hart's first run for public office. Vernon is a former Cedar Rapids City Council member.

Hart and Vernon were the two top vote-getters out of a field of eight in the November 7 general election. Neither gathered enough votes to win outright. Vernon had 30 percent of the vote, and Hart had 20 percent.

On Tuesday, Hart gathered 54 percent of the vote, while Vernon gathered 46 percent.

Find full election results here.