Carter Lake has a new mayor and two new City Council members, while a third councilman retained his seat following results from election night Tuesday.
Current City Councilman Ron Cumberledge was elected mayor over Russ Kramer. Cumberledge received 660 votes while Kramer received 302. Current Mayor Gerald Waltrip finished third in the primaries and did not advance to Tuesday’s general election.
Cumberledge said he was happy with the voter turnout in Carter Lake.
“It shows people in town care, and I’m thankful for the support we received this election,” he said. “Now it’s over, and it’s time to get to work.”
In the City Council race, current member Jason Gunderson retained his seat while JacLeen Wahl and Aaron Grell were elected. Gunderson received 622 votes while Wahl received 513. Grell won the to-fill-vacancy election against Steve Wilbur, with 457 votes to 428.
Gunderson said he was ready to work on the next project in Carter Lake’s future. He was first appointed to the council after Councilwoman Mary Schomer passed away.
Gunderson said he believed his time on the council since his appointment helped build experience for this term.
“I’m ready to get started,” Gunderson said.
Wahl said she was ready to collapse, this being her third election. She did not know what to expect, she said.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Wahl said.
Grell said he was proud and excited by the results, adding he hopes to prove right the trust voters placed in him.
“I hope to make some change and get the younger generation involved in the city,” he said.
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