Ottumwa City Council Primary Cuts Field to Four

By Ellis Codjoe, October 09, 2019

The field of candidates for the Ottumwa City Council has been cut to four.

Five candidates were on Tuesday’s ballot on the Ottumwa City Council Primary. The four who collected the most votes will be on the ballot in next month’s general election. Two council seats are up for election.

Former city council member Bob Meyers was the leading vote-getter (400 votes). He was followed by Marc Roe (323), Mark Peters (314), and Wesley Crowder (281). John Richards (272) was just nine votes behind Crowder.

The results will not be official until the results are canvassed by election officials. Any of the candidates can request a recount as well.

Barring any changes, Meyers, Roe, Peters, and Crowder will vie for the pair of city council seats available. The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 5.

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