Coralville mayor announces re-election bid

John Lundell, 61, seeking third term

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CORALVILLE — The mayor of Coralville has announced his intention to seek re-election in the upcoming city election.

John Lundell, 61, is seeking his third two-year term as mayor, according to a statement released Tuesday.

The mayor’s slot and three city council seats are up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election for terms beginning on Jan. 1, 2018.

Lundell was first elected to the position in 2013 and re-elected in 2015. He served on the Coralville City Council for 10 years before his time as mayor.

Lundell said he is seeking another term “to continue the positive direction of the city and ensure that Coralville continues to be a community its citizens are proud to call home.”

The mayor pointed to the development throughout Coralville as a point of pride, including an expansion of the Iowa River Landing District and the near competition of the $60 million flood mitigation efforts.

“Coralville’s friendly spirit and willingness to partner have encouraged many businesses to locate or expand in the community, leading to growth in the Iowa River Landing District, along Fifth Street and in the University Research Park,” Lundell said in his statement.

Lundell said he has been an active member of the community and currently serves as the president-elect of the Iowa League of Cities.

He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Iowa, and has been a Coralville resident for 37 years.

The candidate filing period ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 21. Prospective candidates must submit completed nomination papers to the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.

l Comments: (319) 368-8536; michaela.ramm@thegazette.com

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