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Three new faces coming to the Waterloo City Council

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Voters have elected three newcomers to the Waterloo City Council.

Two of those candidates defeated incumbents.

Sharon Juon beat incumbent Tom Lind for an at-large seat. Juon had 4,813 votes to Lind's 2,188.

Juon says she wants to see the entire city council work together. "It is a huge issue and people want us to portray the city in a civil way. They don't want to be embarrassed at the behavior of the council. We want to let people know that we all want to work for the city. We just have to figure out a better way of doing it," said Juon.

The other incumbent who lost on Tuesday was Tom Powers.

The Ward 1 council member received 980 votes.

His challenger, Margaret Klein, won the race with 1,029.

Klein told KWWL, she also felt there was a divide that needed to be bridged among council members.

Chris Shimp, another newcomer, won the Ward 5 election over Cody Leistikow 841-728.

Current Ward 5 Councilman Ron Welper did not seek re-election.

In the other council race on the ballot, incumbent Patrick Morrissey defeated April Leadley. Morrissey had 920 votes. Leadley received 338.

All four candidates told KWWL their focus for the coming term would be economic development throughout the city and working to lower the current tax rate.

Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart ran unopposed for a second term as mayor.  Hart received 6,265 votes. There were 287 write-in votes.

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