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Peosta elects Merten as new mayor in special election

James Merten was elected the next mayor of Peosta on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 (Courtesy Photo)
James Merten was elected the next mayor of Peosta on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 (Courtesy Photo)(KCRG)
Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 8:35 PM CST
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Residents of Peosta have chosen a new mayor in a special election held on Tuesday.

James Merten will be the next mayor of Peosta after receiving 225 votes, or 60.5 percent of the vote. Jack Kalb received 126 votes, or 33.9 percent.

Former mayor Larry Mescher,

, received 20 votes, or 5.4 percent.

There was one write-in vote.

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