Bro. Quentin Hart makes history in winning Waterloo mayor's seat
Friday, December 11, 2015 by Author: Tim Jamison - WCFCourier.com
WATERLOO | (Bro.) Quentin Hart (2011 Eta Gamma Gamma) will go down in the history books as Waterloo's first African-American mayor. But the 44-year-old was looking beyond breaking that barrier after defeating former Mayor Tim Hurley by a wide margin in Tuesday's mayoral runoff election.
"I am African-American, and I'm proud of who I am and who my family raised me to be," Hart said. "But being the best mayor of Waterloo is what means something, being a progressive mayor to help deal with some of the challenges we have means the most to me.
"I'm going to be the mayor for the entire city of Waterloo," he said. "Our crowd is a crowd of people from all walks of life, from either side of the river. That's the foundation we want to build from. We are one community, and we're going to move Waterloo to different places."
Unofficial election results showed Hart taking 58.7 percent of the vote and winning 5,222 to 3,614. He won in 20 of 30 voting precincts and won the absentee balloting 764 votes to 292.
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