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Burt Wins-Wiencek Concedes

WATERLOO (KWWL) -- It's now official. Six days after the election, Democratic challenger Kerry Burt has won election to the Iowa House.

Republican Incumbent State Representative Tami Wiencek tonight conceded defeat in the hotly contested House District 21 race. Monday's official vote canvass showed Kerry Burt with a 219- vote advantage.

Burt will head to Des Moines for his first term in January.  Wiencek tonight offered Burt her congratulations, and said she will not ask for an official recount.  In a statement released tonight, Wiencek said, I want to congratulate my opponent in winning that race and ask all my supporters to do the same. I wish him the best." 

Wiencek, a former KWWL-TV Anchor/Reporter, is completing her first term in the Iowa House, after defeating long-time Iowa State Representatrive Don Shoultz two years ago. Wiencek adds, "It's been an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of this District. I do not plan to ask for a recount." Wiencek tonight told KWWL-TV she will be considering several potential opportunities for her future.

In another key Black Hawk County race, even after Monday's vote canvass, Iowa Senate District 10 is still not official. Incumbent Senator, Jeff Danielson, leads Republican challenger, Walt Rogers, by 17 votes. The vote total right now is Danielson: 16, 091, Rogers: 16, 074.  Black Hawk County Supervisors have called for an administrative recount of two precincts on Wednesday. The votes in Cedar Falls Ward 3, Precinct 3, and Waterloo Ward 3, Precinct 5, will be recounted. This race will not be declared official until after the official recount Wednesday. 




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