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Nov. 5- Tama Election Wrap

Ray wins mayor, Haughey,Thomas, Michael Top 8 in Tama City Council Field

November 8, 2019
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Doug Ray, currently an at-large council member, will take over as Tama Mayor on Jan. 1, from Mike Carnahan who did not seek reelection.

"I want to thank everyone who voted and I am looking forward to working with this group and would like to thank Dan Zimmerman and Mike Carnahan for the guidance over the years of service," Ray told The News-Herald after the election results were tabulated Tuesday night.

Carnahan replaced Zimmerman as mayor in April, 2017, and then was elected to fill the unexpired term.

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Three incumbent Tama City Council members were challenged in an eight-way race for their three seats.

Only member Aaron Haughey was returned to office with Larry Thomas and Anne Michael capturing the other two at-large seats for four-year terms.

Thomas and Michael will replace incumbents Robert Tyynismaa and Kenny McAdoo on the five-member council in January.

Fact Box

City Of Tama

Nov. 5, 2019

-Unofficial Results-


Doug Ray 308

John Anderson 24

Council at Large-elect 3

Matthew Beatty 68

Randy Fairchild 23

*Aaron Haughey 185

Jeff Large 76

*Kenny McAdoo 175

Anne Michael 182

Larry Thomas 183

*Robert Tyynismaa 146


Member Doug Ray's council post will be filled either by city council appointment or special election after he assumes the mayor's office on Jan. 1.

Holdover member is Emily Babinat.



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