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Burt stays steady, wins Woodbury mayoral race

With all precincts reporting, Anne Burt has won the mayoral seat with 48.04 percent of the vote.

Burt, a 14-year Woodbury resident, currently serves on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Task Force. She was previously a member of the city's Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission.

Burt spent 30 years working for both large corporations and small businesses in strategy and marketing, with an emphasis in water quality. Her community involvement includes serving on boards of community non-profits, coaching youth sports teams and being active in her faith community.

“Residents of Woodbury: the people have spoken. I am honored to have been chosen by you to serve as your next mayor," Burt said in a statement late Tuesday night. "I’m appreciative to all who took the time to carefully evaluate candidates’ qualifications and make a voting choice for effective, balanced, and reasonable leadership."

"It has been an enriching and rewarding experience to meet so many Woodbury residents from all walks of life in the last few months and to learn about your many hopes and dreams for our community. Together, let’s continue to guide Woodbury in the right direction so our current residents and future generations will prosper.”

Joe Hernandez trailed consistently in second throughout the night, ending with 24.79 percent of the vote.

Results for the remaining candidates:

Tom Owens 10.44%

Travis Ottum 5.19%

Cristy Vandeberg 10.84%

Hannah Black

Hannah Black is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism interested in the intersection of politics and the everyday lives of citizens. Outside of reporting, she enjoys running, going to museums and concerts, and trying new coffee shops and breweries. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her dog, Wendell.

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