Lisa Kent wins the spot for Wapello County Recorder

Wapello County residents now have a new county recorder after Tuesday's special election.

When the ballots were tallied up Lisa Kent received 52-percent of the votes. Mary Margaret Riedel-Butler received 34-percent, and Betty Stromgren came in third receiving 13-percent of the votes. Kent says she's excited to be starting a new adventure as the new Wapello County recorder and is thankful all the hard work and campaigning efforts paid off.

â??I would like to tell my opposing candidates,â?? Kent said. â??I wish them the best of luck in their endeavors, and just would like to thank the citizens of Wapello County for voting me in as recorder.â??

Kent had been the Wapello County Deputy Recorder for nearly 11 years.