- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) - An Oelwein resident says he’s gathering signatures to force a special election to choose the northeast Iowa city’s mayor.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1xcaoHX) resident John Walker vowed to collect enough signatures to hold a special election.

His effort followed the City Council’s decision last week to appoint council member Peggy Sherrets as mayor, effective Monday.

She’ll replace Jason Manus, who resigned last month after being charged with sexually abusing two girls four years ago.

The council also chose Ted Malget to fill Sherrets’ seat.

Council members say holding a special election to choose a mayor could cost up to $6,000, and a second election might have to be held to fill the council seat.

Walker says the council showed contempt for citizens by not holding an election.


Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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