BLACKFOOT — Marc Carroll ousted Mayor Paul Loomis in a run-off election Tuesday.
Carroll, who will be the next mayor of Blackfoot, received 674 votes (55 percent) over Mayor Paul Loomis, who received 542 votes (42 percent).
The two candidates were together Tuesday night when EastIdahoNews.com called to get their comments.
Loomis was cordial after being defeated.
“Blackfoot is in good hands. He’s got talent, I’ve always said that,” Loomis said.
Loomis then handed the phone over to Carroll.
“I’m overwhelmed and humbled. I know we’re going to have a very outstanding transition,” Carroll said. “Paul Loomis and I are friends. He came to the courthouse from the City Council meeting to wish me well, and we’re going to make sure the city continues in good hands. It’s been in good hands with Mr. Loomis, and I’m going to continue that.”
On the general election Nov. 7, none of the four candidates running for Blackfoot mayor received the required 50 percent plus one vote required to win, so a run-off was held between Carroll and Loomis, the top two contenders.