Bob Henry upsets longtime Nampa mayor Dale to win election

NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) -- Nampa residents will have a new mayor.

On Tuesday, Bob Henry won the Nampa mayor election with 45 percent of the votes (3,510) compared to Tom Dale's 43 percent (3,397). It came down to 113 votes.

Dale has been in the mayor's office since 2003 and before that he served for six years on the city council.

Henry has served 12 years on the Nampa School Board as well as two years on the Nampa City Council. He was also endorsed by the Idaho Press-Tribune.

"I mean Tom was a 12-year- incumbent and popular and I'm a little surprised," Henry said. "What I learned was that people really were mad."

Dale said he was proud of everyone in his corner.

"We can hold our heads up high because we honored what my integrity is, (and stayed) positive, talk about the good things we've done, and that's what we focused on," Dale said.