Decorah re-elects incumbents, newcomers Wagner, Lore
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 3:44 PM
Decorah residents have re-elected Mayor Don Arendt and Council member Randy Schissel.
Arendt faced a challenge from Jim McIntosh who moved to Decorah earlier this year.
Due to redistricting, Schissel, who lived in Ward 5 now lives in the new Ward 1. His opponent was Jarrad Walter, who was appointed to fill the Ward 1 vacancy after Council member John Franzen resigned this summer.
Four newcomers were vying for the Ward 4 and 5 openings on the Council. In Ward 4, Bill Wagner defeated Matthew Gausman and in Ward 5, Charles Lore defeated Marion Pruitt-Jefferson.
Council members Gary Rustad, who serves at large; Paul Wanless, Ward 3; and Jody Niess, Ward 2;were re-elected after running unopposed.
For city election results from throughout the county, see Thursday's Decorah Journal.