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Clinton Morris to become next mayor of Belvidere

With all the votes in, Morris denied Incumbent Mike Chamberlain a third term.
Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 9:53 PM CDT
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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - One of the more contentious races of the consolidated election involved the current Mayor of Belvidere, Mike Chamberlain and his challenger, Clinton Morris.

With all the votes in, Morris denied Incumbent Mike Chamberlain a third term. The independent beat the Republican by about 14 percentage points.

Chamberlain was first elected as Belvidere Mayor in 2013 after serving two terms on the city council. Morris also served on the council and told voters the city needs to be and do better, particularly with taxes.

Morris defeated Chamberlain by more than 300 votes.

Boone County had one of the higher voter turnouts of the Stateline with 16 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot Tuesday.

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