Trucking executive elected mayor of Cedar Rapids, IA

| 11/5/2009

The city of Cedar Rapids, IA, population 128,000, will soon have a trucking company executive as its mayor.

Ron Corbett, a vice president at CRST, trounced his competitor by a 2-to-1 margin in Tuesday’s election after campaigning on the theme that the city council was too slow to respond to things like last year’s disastrous flood.

Corbett previously served seven terms in the Iowa House of Representatives, including four years as House speaker.