Undated (KICD)--A tight race for the House District 2 nod on the Republican end is won by Megan Hess. The final vote count came to 1138-980. Hess won Clay County 742-516, Davenport won Palo Alto by a 259-152 margin, with Davenport on top of Hess 205-204 in Dickinson County.
Hess's Democrat opponent Steve Bomgaars spoke with KICD News after winning his uncontested race.
Jeff Smith defeated fellow Republican Kevin Wolfswinkel 3,263-2,721 in the House District 1 race.
There is no Democrat challenger in waiting
Clay County had no contested primary race Republicans Joe Skow and Del Brockshaus will be joined on the ballot this November by Democrat Bradley Smith to fill two open Supervisor seats.
Dickinson County Sheriff Greg Baloun defeated challenger Gary Owen by a tally of 2,044-526. Baloun has no listed Democrat challenger for this Fall.
In the Palo Alto County Sheriff's race Democrat Lynn Schultes defeated Todd Suhr 734-382 and will face off against Republican Darrin Adams in November. Linus Solberg won a three way race for the District 5 Supervisor Democrat nomination. Solberg will face off against Republican Bertha Mathis in the Fall.
Osceola County Sheriff Doug Weber defeated fellow Republican Matt Block 938-656 and has no challenger in waiting. Republican Rochelle Buchman held off a pair of challengers for the District 1 Supervisor seat. District 2 went the way of Republican Jayson VanderHoef who tallied over 60 percent of the vote. Republican Phil Bootsma defeated William Imhoff to win the District 4 Supervisor nod. For District 5 Republican Merlin Sandersfeld held off a pair of opponents with over 48 percent of the vote
In O'Brien County Republican James DeBoom defeated Michael Negus with 946-684 for the District 1 Supervisor post with no Democrat in waiting. For District 2 Republican John Steensma won a tight race with just over 36 percent of the vote in a 4-way race and will face off against Democrat Greg Fritzsche in November. Republican Nancy McDowell tallied over 70 percent of the vote and will face off against Democrat Dennis Brouwer who defeated Duane Kooistra in the race for the District 3 Supervisor post. There are no Democrats waiting in District 4 where Republican Tom Farnsworth defeated a pair of challengers with over 52 percent of the vote. In District 5 Republican Dan Friedrichsen fended off two challengers and will challenge unopposed Democrat Darwin Dau in November.
Over in Lyon County Republican Sheriff candidate Rick Bos narrowly defeated Stewart Vander Stoep 1,360-1,350 with no Democrat listed on the ballot.
The lone contested race in Cherokee County was for the District 5 Supervisor seat. where Ginger Walker won a tight race over Darrell Nelson with over 51 percent of the vote. Democrat Marci Brown awaits for the general election.
Tune into the George Bower show on Newsradio 1240 KICD for interviews with some of the area winners Wednesday morning.