EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Katie Favale has defeated incumbent Mayor Amna Seibold to be the next mayor of East Grand Rapids.
Seibold conceded the race before 10 p.m. Tuesday.
“I’m so humbled, I’m so honored by all the support, I’m so proud of this campaign,” Favale told News 8 shortly after learning she was the mayor-elect, adding she was proud of the city’s strong voter turnout.
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Favale promised she would live up to her campaign slogan, “Onward together.”
“More collaboration, more working together, more collaboration with the school board and the city, with the residents,” she said.
Favale said Seibold was very gracious in her call and that she expected a smooth transition.
A realtor, Favale currently sits on the city commission. She was elected to that position in 2017.
Seibold was first elected mayor in 2011. Before that, she served as a city commissioner and on the planning commission. She’s the director of pathology at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s.