Polls opened at 7 a.m. for Davenport voters to decide who will move on to the November 3rd general election in the race for mayor and city council positions.
Besides the mayoral race, the field was whittled down for alderman-at-large, as well as alderman for the second, fourth, and fifth wards.
There were four candidates for mayor: incumbent Mayor Bill Gluba, former Scott County YMCA CEO Frank Klipsch, former volunteer firefighter Dave Hereid, and Davenport street sweeper Dean Weber. Gluba and Klipsch will move on to the November election ballot with Klipsch getting 56% of the vote and Gluba getting 32% of the vote.
There were five candidates for the two alderman-at-large seats: current 5th ward alderman Barney Barnhill, incumbent Jason Gordon, former Davenport Mayor Phillip Yerington, Kyle Gripp, and Dale Gilmour. Gripp, Barnhill, Yerington, and Gordon will move on to the general election.
For second ward alderman, incumbent Bill Edmond, newcomer Maria Dickmann will join incumbent Bill Edmond on the November ballot. Dickmann received 57% of the vote, and Edmond received 37% of the vote.
For fourth ward alderman, incumbent Ray Ambrose will be joined by newcomer David Sodemann on the November ballot. Ambrose received 55% of the vote. Sodemann received 31%
For the fifth ward, Douglass Cunningham said he withdrew his candidacy even though his name was on the ballot. Former Alderwoman Sheilia Burrage and Rita Rawson will move on to the November election. Rawson received 46% of the vote. Burrage received 38% of the vote.
For full results head to http://www.scottcountyiowa.net/auditor/pub/election_returns/2015/20151006_City_Primary_Election/20151006_Davenport_Primary_Summary_Results.pdf
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