City of Merriam Election Results

Published on November 03, 2021

A woman is swearing in Bob Pape as mayor inside council chambers. Bob is wearing a blue shirt and his right hand is in the air.

Merriam’s City Council will look a bit different come mid-December. Residents voted for a new mayor and two new Councilmembers. View the election results.


Councilmember Bob Pape defeated Angel Lopez III by a 73% to 26% margin. Former Mayor Ken Sissom retired Oct. 31.

Ward 1

Jacob Laha ran uncontested for the Ward 1 seat. Councilmember Scott Diebold didn’t seek reelection.

Ward 2

Amy Rider defeated Nancy Hammond by a 61% to 38% margin. Councilmember Brian Knaff didn’t seek reelection.

Ward 3

Incumbent Christine Evans Hands ran uncontested for the Ward 3 seat. 

Ward 4

Incumbent David Neal defeated Staci Chivetta for the Ward 4 seat by a 55% to 45% margin.

The City Councilmembers will be sworn in and take their oath of office at the Dec. 13 City Council meeting. With Pape now the City’s new mayor, Ward 4 will have a vacant seat. Ward 4 residents can file to fill the vacancy starting Nov. 9.