The Davenport City Council will have a familiar look for the next two years as all of its incumbents have won re-election.

Tuesday's election gave voters the opportunity to change half of the City Council. But in the end, only the two positions where current officials chose not to run were changed.

The council will welcome longtime Davenport Community School District board member Rich Clewell and newcomer JJ Condon.

Clewell defeated Sean Liddell by 116 votes in the race to become Davenport's next 6th Ward alderman after Jeff Justin resigned in July.

Both men survived a primary election last month, besting Dale Gilmour, Ben Jobgen and Chris Webster to advance to the general election.

In thanking Liddell for running a hard, clean campaign, Clewell said he was looking forward to getting started on the job after he returns from visiting his daughter in Nepal.

"I'm excited about doing things for the people of 6th Ward," Clewell said. "It's also about doing things for people not yet in the 6th Ward and in Davenport so that we make it a city young people want to move to."

Condon and incumbent Kyle Gripp, were the two leading vote getters in the at large race against Toby Paone and Andrew Arnold.

Gripp received 40.8 percent of the vote followed by Condon, who received 32 percent. Paone and Arnold trailed with 18.1 and 8.5 percent respectively.

Condon will replace Alderman Jason Gordon, who announced he would not be seeking re-election a few months ago.

Davenport's longest tenured alderman will also be returning to the council.

In the 4th Ward, incumbent Ray Ambrose will begin his 11th term next month after defeating Susan Weir by 596-363 votes.

"I promise to work hard every day to make Davenport America's greatest city," Ambrose said. "I'm humbled and honored to represent the 4th Ward."

In Ward 2, incumbent Maria Dickmann won a second term by defeating Mike Prunchak. Dickmann received 59.1 percent of the vote versus 40.6 percent for Prunchak.

Marion Meginnis won re-election as 3rd Ward alderwoman in a landslide over Wil Patton. Meginnis garnered 86.5 percent of the ward's votes.

Also returning to the council will be Mayor Frank Klipsch, 1st Ward Alderman Rick Dunn, 5th Ward Alderwoman Rita Rawson, 7th Ward Alderman Mike Matson and 8th Ward Alderwoman Kerri Tompkins. All ran unopposed.

Tuesday's election saw a low voter turnout with a total of 9,827 votes cast, or 8.9 percent, of the city's 110,802 registered voters.

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