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Chapman chosen as next Mayor

New councilman breaks tie

DAVENPORT - It's official: The City has a new Mayor. City council ended a 2-month saga of questions about who would fill that role by nominating Jonathan Chapman to the seat at a regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Council voted 4-2 in favor of Chapman over 8-year incumbent Mayor Brad Sweet, whose term ended at the end of 2023.

The City had been mayor-less for the first 10 days of 2024 after Council first tied 3-3 at the first December meeting in choosing between Chapman and Sweet, then tabled another vote at the last December meeting.

It was new councilman Mike Wilkinson who swayed the pendul...


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