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UPDATE: Mayor Crews wins re-election in Cedar Falls


Mayor Jon Crews was elected to his 14th term as mayor of Cedar Falls.

Crews had 59 percent of the vote, while opponent Frank Darrah has 40 percent.

Crews watched and waited as the election results came in Tuesday night at the Black Hawk County Courthouse in Waterloo.

About an hour after the polls closed, Black Hawk County Auditor Grant Veeder declared Mayor Crews the winner.

He defeated Frank Darrah by about 1200 votes.

"We're in a good position right now. We have to maintain that, and we have to keep working hard. County involvement, keep working for job creation, high quality of life and efficient city services, and that will hopefully equal good results in the future as it has in last 10-12 years," Mayor Jon Crews said.

Crews said he feels great about getting re-elected, and he appreciates the vote of re-confidence.

Crews was first elected as mayor in 1971. Of the past 38 years, he's served as mayor for 26 of those years.

During a pre-election interview, Crews said he plans to focus on economic development, quality of life and efficient city services.

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