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Cedar Falls mayoral race ends in runoff

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Cedar Falls residents will have to go back to the polls on December 1st if they want to vote for the next mayor.

The mayoral race ended Tuesday with school board member Jim Brown in the lead, but he did not get the necessary 50% of the votes to win the election.

Brown took 45% of the votes, and long time Cedar Falls mayor Jon Crews garnered 35% of the votes, while David Halterman received 20% of the votes.

Jim Brown kept the lead throughout the entire process.

Crews said Brown ran a high financed campaign, but also said he's been in runoffs before, so he's ready to tackle this one.

"It's obviously going to be going out to the voters and trying to convince them to change their mind, or to vote at all, the majority of people did not vote in Cedar Falls," said Crews.

As for Brown, he told KWWL he's pleased with how Tuesday went, but it's ground zero now, and he has to re-tackle his campaign and the runoff.

"It's a first time for me so I think I have to put a plan together, stick to the message, get volunteers out and we'll give it the best shot we can," said Brown.

The run-off will be on December 1st.

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