FARLEY, Iowa -- Farley has a new City Council member.

Corey Birkel was the runaway winner in Tuesday's special election for the at-large seat. Birkel garnered 102 votes, compared to 37 for Nick Mescher.

The position previously was held by Joyce Jarding, who resigned in late October after serving on the council since 1997.

Birkel will serve the remainder of Jarding’s term, which ends on Dec. 31, 2021.