Nashua City Council Back To Full Strength After Special Election

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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.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.