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Steady Voter Turnout; Gluba Retains Seat As Davenport Mayor

Updated: Nov 5, 2013 10:40 PM
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      People in Iowa heading to cast their ballot Tuesday making their vote count.  Polls closed at 8 p.m. for people to choose city and town leaders across the state. Scott County election officials were expecting a higher than average turnout for Davenport in particular. Polling places had steady numbers trickling in. Voters tell us they're looking for trustworthy city leaders and thinking about some key issues in making their decision.

     "I want to be sure we have responsible government and I'm interested in this casino," said Gene Mayes.

     "City politics is where it's all about it all starts here. I know national politics draw the crowds, but I think we can do a lot at the local level too," said Bill Bichler.

    As of a couple hours after polls closed Davenport incumbent Mayor Bill Gluba was projected to retain his position, with more than 6,500 votes. Former Alderman Keith Meyer got 950 votes. There were also more than 2,500 write-in votes. Former Davenport Mayor Phil Yerington was campaigning as a write-in candidate.

In the race for alderman-at-large in Davenport both Gene Meeker and Jason Gordon retain their seats. Longtime 7th Ward Alderman Barney Barnhill won against Sheila Burrage in the 5th Ward.

     Clinton voters said 'no' to Proposition E which deals with equally dividing local sales option tax into street repair and sewer projects. Also in Clinton there was a 'no' vote on Proposition F to a tax increase to pay for millions of dollars in required sewer repairs.
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