John Pritchard will serve as the new mayor of Galesburg after winning a majority of the votes cast in the April 9 election.
Pritchard defeated incumbent candidate, former mayor Sal Garza, and fellow challenger Margaret E. Hall.
A total of 4,758 votes were cast in the mayoral race. Pritchard received 2,508 votes, or 52.71 percent of the total. Garza received 1,515 votes, 31.84 percent and Hall received 735 votes, 15.45 percent of the total.
Corinne Andersen, wife of Professor of Economics Roy Andersen, retained her seat as alderman of the fourth ward. Corine defeated Lomac A. Payton by nine votes, receiving 148 votes to Payton’s 139.
Knox College is located in the fourth ward.