Shockley reelected mayor of Wheaton

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Incumbent garners 78 percent of vote, remains in office

Voters in the city of Wheaton Tuesday reelected Mayor David Shockley, who was appointed in July 2013 to replace the late Donnie Powell.

According to unofficial results from Tuesday's election, Shockley received 78 percent (50 votes), and challenger Nancy Rosentreter received 22 percent (14 votes).

Shockley, a life-long Wheaton resident who has previously served on the city council for 10 years, said he was happy to be on council, and will continue to do what Donnie Powell started.

"With the help of the council, we want to keep Wheaton a nice place to live," he said.

Shockley said his top priority for the city is repaving its streets, improving the city's park and driving more business into the city.

The position will be up for election again next year, as this year's election was only for a one-year term, and the 2015 mayoral election will be for a four-year term.

Rosentreter, who ran for mayor for the first time after previously serving four years on the council, was out of town with family and unavailable to comment.

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