Ashley Bermel received the race for a North Liberty City Council seat in Tuesday’s exclusive election.
With 100% of precincts reporting, the raw vote count was 108 votes (48.9%) for Bermel, 65 votes (29.4%) for Samantha Gulick and 48 votes (21.7%) for Robert Strickland. There ended up 222 ballots cast, that means only 1.9% of registered voters turned out to the polls.
North Liberty has 11,666 registered voters.
The seat turned open when Chris Hoffman was elected mayor in November and experienced to vacate his seat on the City Council.
Bermel, 39, is a residential genuine estate agent who operates during Johnson County and further more up the I-380 corridor in Linn County. She instructed the Press-Citizen in February that she was psyched about the option to make North Liberty a spot where persons want to continue to be and dwell.
Bermel claimed she thinks North Liberty is at a crossroads, dealing with decisions on how to develop in a way that developments the neighborhood as people go on to settle down and establish foundations.
In an job interview with the Push-Citizen on Tuesday night time, Bermel explained she was in “disbelief” when the outcomes came in and is thankful for her pals and household who did absentee voting ahead of spring split, which is this 7 days.
“I am so thankful for the individuals who came out now on a random Tuesday 84 persons is a great deal of men and women and I cannot thank these folks sufficient as perfectly,” she said.
“Of course we’re not out of a pandemic, but this spring crack transpires to be one particular in which extra people today went absent than not simply because it was a good deal easier to travel.”
Bermel will be part of a 5-member Town Council that is in the midst of wrapping up its conclusion-making on the metropolis spending plan. The metropolis is also dealing with important infrastructure developments like realigning an intersection on Dubuque Avenue and arranging for a new City Corridor.
She reported she is searching forward to acquiring to know the other councilors, men and women who serve on town committees and aiding the town put together its recreation facilities for the summer.
“Becoming that we have received summer season coming up, it will be interesting to see what initiatives we are going to be beginning to welcome new changes with the following year,” she claimed.
Bermel will serve on the City Council until 2023, when her seat is once again up for reelection.
George Shillcock is the Push-Citizen’s local govt and progress reporter covering Iowa Town and Johnson County. He can be arrived at at (515) 350-6307, [email protected] and on Twitter @ShillcockGeorge
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