Nashua, Iowa – Nashua’s City Council is finally back to full strength after local barber easily won a special election on Tuesday.
Tom Johnson received 121 votes, or 81.2 percent, while educator Missy Sinnwell received 28 votes, or 18.8 percent. Johnson, who also serves as the Nashua fire chief, will take office at next Monday’s City Council meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m.
The special election was called after former Councilman Richard Crooks resigned his seat in December. Johnson will serve out the remainder of the term Crooks was elected to in the 2013 election. That term runs through Dec. 31, 2017.
Turnout in Tuesday’s special election was light. Only eight absentee ballots were cast, and the 149 total ballots cast was far below the November election, when almost 400 residents turned out to vote.