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Henry wins hotly contested Carbondale mayoral race

Jane Adams has conceded the Carbondale, Illinois mayoral race. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) Jane Adams has conceded the Carbondale, Illinois mayoral race. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
Henry pops open a bottle of champaign with his wife to celebrate his victory. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) Henry pops open a bottle of champaign with his wife to celebrate his victory. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
In the next several weeks Henry said he plans to review city management positions and look for ways city officials can better serve the public. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) In the next several weeks Henry said he plans to review city management positions and look for ways city officials can better serve the public. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Businessman Mike Henry took about 62% of the vote against City Councilwoman Jane Adams to become the next Mayor of Carbondale, Illinois.

Adams conceded the race around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. 


John "Mike" Henry said he's excited to soon be taking on the roll of Mayor for the city of Carbondale.

"It was great to know that I have the support in Carbondale and that they got out and voted," Henry said.

The newly elected mayor said his first actions will be to take a good look at the city budget.

In the next several weeks Henry said he plans to review city management positions and look for ways city officials can better serve the public.

As for Adams who served four years on the Carbondale city council, she said does not have plans to run for public office again in Carbondale.

Although, Adams said she plans to continue being an active member of the Carbondale community.


Unofficial partial results are 734 for Adams 1,010 for John Henry.

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