Just under 5% of registered voters in the City of Burlington cast ballots Tuesday in the primary election for open seats on the Burlington City Council.
Retired Burlington Public Library Librarian Kay Weiss led all vote tallies, with 359 votes, 23.7% of all votes cast in a six person field that was pared to four Tuesday.
Incumbent Bill Maupin won’t be returning to the council, receiving 237 votes which was good enough for fifth. He was narrowly bested by Burlington attorney Jennifer Klever-Kirkman, who received 249 votes. Rounding out the field of four who will enter the general election competing for two four-year seats on the Council are incumbent Robert Critser, with 278 votes and former council member Tim Scott who received 280 votes.
Joining Maupin on the bench is Travis Ingrahm, another Burlington attorney.
Three candidates vying to fill a vacancy on the council, Christopher Roepke, Antonio Bailey and Terry Schnack, ran a tight race. Bailey came out on top with 297 votes, followed by Schnack with 238 votes and Roepke with 194. Bailey and Schack will enter the general election as opponents for the vacant seat. The seat was vacated after former Councilor Matt Rinker won a race to fill the Iowa House District 99 seat in the Iowa legislature.
The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
This story will be updated later online and for the Thursday print edition of The Hawk Eye.