Residents of Peosta have chosen a new mayor in a special election held yesterday(Tues).
James Merten will be the next mayor, after receiving 225 votes, or just over 60% of the vote. Jack Kalb received 126 votes, or just under 34%.
Former mayor Larry Mescher, who quit his post in October and then tried to take it back, received 20 votes, or 5.4 percent.
There was one write-in vote.