Casper elected to third term as Idaho Falls mayor
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IDAHO FALLS — Voters elected Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper to her third term in a landslide election Tuesday.
Casper faced off against political newcomer Ashley Romero and received 72% of the 7,996 votes. The mayor expressed gratitude for the citizens reelecting her and trusting her with the responsibility to lead the largest city in eastern Idaho.
“This community has proven to be full of people who are willing to be team players and community members,” Casper told EastIdahoNews.com. “I’m not alone. There are people both elected and non-elected that are willing to step up and try to help us overcome challenges.”
One of those challenges is growth that comes with the success of Idaho Falls and Casper said as she heads into her last term as mayor, she wants to move forward with the Connecting Us, Sustaining Progress initiative.
“I also want to just express gratitude to the people who supported me and the voters who have given me their trust,” Casper said.
Casper said she is grateful for Romero putting herself out there and setting an example for her family and others around her. As for Romero, she told EastIdahoNews.com this is just the beginning of her involvement in the community.
“I am disappointed, but (I) am not going away,” Romero said. “I will continue to step up in my community and be the change I wish to see. Everything I have been told by the citizens will be brought up before the city council and mayor until the citizens are heard.”
CORRECTION: EastIdahoNews.com initially reported Casper had been elected to her fourth term as Mayor. However this is incorrect this is her third term to the position.