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Quentin Hart wins Waterloo mayoral runoff election

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Mayor-Elect Quentin Hart is making history in Waterloo.

In the Waterloo mayoral runoff election, Hart has garnered 5222 off the votes, winning the election.

Hart is the first minority mayor in Waterloo.

Hart says nothing has soaked in yet, but he's very thankful for the community support.

When Hart arrived at his support party he was greeted with hugs and cheers. 

Hart has promised to bring a fresh, new outlook to the Waterloo mayor office.

Hart has served six years as vice mayor, and is familiar with the city operations.

He says the first thing he'll do in office is sit down with council members.

"I want to have a conversation with staff. We have a great, hardworking staff for the city. I want to let them know I appreciate the job they're doing, and they continue to understand how important they are to the community. I want to welcome the new council members and congratulate them, and hear what they want to see," said Hart.

Hart has said diversity is his strength, and he is going to use that to make sure everyone's voice in Waterloo is heard.

Hart also said at his party he is going to enjoy the win, but before he steps into office, he wants to take his family on vacation.

Hart has a wife and three young children.

He said campaigning has been a tough six months, and he's ready for a break.

Hart will take office in the beginning of January.   

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