LIBERTY — Lyndell Brenton retained his seat as Liberty’s mayor with unofficial results reporting 75 percent of votes cast in the Tuesday, April 2 mayoral election going to the incumbent.
Brenton will be sworn in Monday, April 8, to begin his fourth, two-year term.
“I feel good about the outcome,” he said. “I believe (2nd Ward incumbent Councilman) Greg (Duncan) and I received strong voter approval.”
With the new term, Brenton said he will continue to help deliver on several promises made to voters. Those promises, part of use tax efforts, include opening of the animal shelter in late summer of 2020 and improvements to Liberty Community Center and city parks.
“The promises to deliver on are in the near future,” Brenton said. “As for that longer view, we need to look at creating an industrial park area which could be expanding Heartland Meadows north or adding an industrial park south on South Liberty Parkway. It might even be both.”
Brenton said the city is in good stead with the variety of housing stock.
“Another is to look at improving the street network,” he said. “Two years goes by quickly, but there is a collective wisdom with the council to take the right steps forward. We are fortunate that we can continue running this race.”
Challenger Joseph Duncan, 21, said he definitely did better than expected with 24 percent of votes cast.
“It’s been a fun process,” he said. “It’s definitely difficult running a campaign myself. I think I did OK for a first-time candidate.”