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Tackett is Glenwood mayor in runoff

Tackett is Glenwood mayor in runoff

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Tackett is Glenwood mayor in runoff

Brian Tackett The criminal defense attorney said he wants to "hit the ground running."

COUNCIL BLUFFS — A month later, the result is the same.

Brian Tackett is the new mayor of Glenwood after a runoff election Tuesday night. He joins City Council incumbent Craig Florian and newcomer Dan McComb as the evening's victors.

Tackett received 438 votes, good for 64 percent, to defeat current Councilwoman Jessie Lundvall. Florian retained his Ward 2 seat, receiving 118 votes - 54 percent — to defeat Laura Kuhl. And McComb won in Ward 1 with 395 votes - 59 percent — besting Ryan Roenfeld.

The election comes almost a month after the Nov. 3 general election, in which all three men won in three-candidate races, but did not meet the 50 percent threshold to avoid a runoff.

"It just reaffirms what we saw the first time around," said Florian, who'll begin his fourth term in January.

"I'm glad to see voters turn out about the same as they did the first time around."

Tackett beat out Lundvall and Darcey Butts in the Nov. 3 election. Florian defeated Kuhl and Todd Haggstrom, while McComb defeated Roenfeld and Joe Sainto.

Tackett runs his own law firm in Glenwood.

"I'll use the rest of the time that I have until I get sworn in as wisely as possible and try to get up to speed as much as I can," he said. "I want to hit the ground running."

Florian is a substitute teacher and professional Elvis impersonator — he has seven Christmas shows booked.

McComb, a retired member of the Iowa National Guard and former supervisor with the Lisle Corp. of Clarinda, said he's thankful the people of Glenwood elected him.

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