Prompted by a contentious and costly local election cycle, the panel reviewing Cedar Rapids’ charter is exploring whether to recommend doing away with runoff elections and instead establish ranked-choice voting -- should Iowa lawmakers allow it.
2021 City Elections: Cedar Rapids
When Tiffany O’Donnell’s four-year term as Cedar Rapids mayor starts Jan. 1, she will be the only newcomer on the nine-member City Council, but she sees her fresh perspective as an asset.
Women Lead Change Chief Executive Officer Tiffany O’Donnell staved off competition from TrueNorth employee Amara Andrews to win the runoff election and become the next Cedar Rapids mayor, only the third woman to serve in the role.
Tiffany O’Donnell raised three times as much as her opponent Amara Andrews in the run-up to the Tuesday runoff election that will decide Cedar Rapids’ next mayor.
The Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board is investigating complaints that three write-in campaigns for uncontested Cedar Rapids City Council seats failed to file paperwork after seemingly spending over $1,000.
Marking a shift in tone from previous forums where partisan divides emerged, the two remaining candidates for Cedar Rapids mayor, Amara Andrews and Tiffany O’Donnell, focused on their visions for improving the city in the last forum before the Nov. 30 runoff.
Linn County voters on Nov. 2 approved the gaming referendum by a slimmer margin compared with 2013, but the likely developer says he and other investors are pressing forward with Cedar Rapids on identifying a casino location and preparing a license application for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
After his narrow loss on Election Day Nov. 2, Mayor Brad Hart has endorsed Women Lead Change Chief Executive Officer Tiffany O’Donnell to assume the city’s top elected role. O’Donnell faces Amara Andrews in the Nov. 30 runoff.
Moving from a contentious and costly first phase of the race for Cedar Rapids mayor into a narrow window to campaign before the Nov. 30 runoff, it’s “about the issues” for Amara Andrews and Tiffany O’Donnell. The two face hurdles of fundraising more and getting out the vote again with the holiday season likely to disrupt voters’ attention spans.
Tiffany O’Donnell, the top vote getter in Cedar Rapids’ mayoral race Tuesday, is guaranteed a spot in the Nov. 30 runoff election. Amara Andrews finished with a 24-vote lead over incumbent Brad Hart — casting uncertainty over who will take the second spot once provisional ballots are counted.
Only Walford residents voted no, by one-vote margin
Dale Todd handily kept his seat representing District 3 on the Cedar Rapids City Council Tuesday, prevailing despite competition from newcomer Tamara Marcus.
TrueNorth employee Amara Andrews and Women Lead Change Chief Executive Officer Tiffany O’Donnell emerged Tuesday as the top two vote getters in a four-way race for Cedar Rapids mayor, outright defeating incumbent Brad Hart.
Check back here soon after polls close for Eastern Iowa city and school elections results, including the Cedar Rapids mayor race and Linn County gambling referendum.
The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday as voters cast their ballots in Iowa’s city and school board elections.