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Merrill Elected to Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors

Emmetsburg, IA (KICD)–A new Palo Alto County Supervisor was chosen from a field of five candidates on Tuesday.

Craig Merrill, who was nominated by petition finished at the top of the heap with just over one third of the votes. Merril’s 196 tallies were enough to overcome 136 votes for Democrat Dave Nixon, 116 for Republican Steve Finer, 106 for Steve Farnsworth, and 15 votes for Roger Hanish.

Merrill will fill out the term of former District 2 Supervisor Jerry Hofstad, who passed away in September.

Over 48 percent of eligible voters went to the polls on Tuesday in Palo Alto County.