MASON CITY – Paul Adams has been re-elected to the Mason City council, defeating Max Weaver.
The vote was 2,507 for Adams to 913 for weaver (73% to 27%). There were 6 write-in votes.
Weaver and Adams ran different campaigns. Adams knocked neighborhood doors and worked within the local Democratic party while Weaver preferred small group settings to spread his sometimes controversial message. The candidates had stark views on the on-going Renaissance Project, with Weaver wanting to scale back and hold questionable characters accountable. Adams has always pledged to move forward full steam with downtown projects and other initiatives within the community.
Wednesday morning, Weaver said, “Hey Everyone, I want to congratulate Paul Adams and thank everyone that got out to vote. I especially want to thank all those that supported me, with their kind words and their vote.”
Adams was elected in a close election over Weaver and a host of other candidates back in 2016 after the death of councilman Alex Kuhn. He ultimately defeated Andy O’Brien in a run-off election that December.
Later Wednesday, Adams said, “I am humbled to have your support for another 4 years. Thank you to all the Mason City citizens that took the time to vote over the last few weeks. Also, I want to thank Max Weaver for running in this Election and for the countless years he has given to our City as a public servant and a private citizen. We are positioned to capitalize on the momentum we have built the last couple of years. I am excited to continue to help lead Mason City in the direction of growth and progress.”