OKOBOJI, Iowa — Mayor Mary Vander Woude won re-election Tuesday, defeating local businessman Leo “Butch’’ Parks.
It will be Vander Woude’s fifth term in the Mayor’s Office. She has been Okoboji mayor since 2005.
She won about 58 percent of the 488 total votes cast in unofficial returns.
Vander Woude, a former member of the Okoboji Planning and Zoning Commission, emphasized infrastructure improvements during her campaign.
Parks, who owns Parks Marina and Okoboji Boat Works, was making his second straight bid for mayor. He lost to Vander Woude by 13 votes in 2011.