The City of Peoria saw slightly fewer people head to the polls yesterday compared to four years ago. Peoria City Election Commission Executive Director Tom Bride says one reason could be yesterday’s soggy weather:
“I wish we had a better turnout, I think a lot of people do. But I’m real happy with the way the election got administered.”
Bride says another reason for slightly lower turnout is that the only city-wide election on the ballot was for at-large council members.
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Peoria City Council At-Large incumbents all keep their seats for another term. Beth Jensen, Chuck Weaver, Ryan Spain, Eric Turner and Beth Akeson got the top votes. They defeated challenger Katherine Coyle.
In District 150, new faces Dan Adler and Ernestine Jackson will join the school board for five and four year terms, respectively. Jackson defeated incumbent Jon Bateman for the post.
Pekin City Councilman John McCabe is the next mayor. He replaces outgoing mayor Laurie Barra . Michael Ritchason, John Abel and Mark Luft also were the top vote earners for Pekin City Council seats.