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Area Primary Results

Undated (KICD)–Iowans battled rough weather to cast ballots in this year’s primary elections on Tuesday.

In Clay County Barry Anderson had 800 votes, Burlin Matthews had 708, and Linda Swanson had 658 to earn the three Republican nominations for Board of Supervisors. Incumbent Ken Challstrom had 611 votes and Bob Raymer finished with 417 tallies.  Just under 12 percent of registered voters cast a ballot.

In Dickinson County incumbent District 4 Supervisor Paul Johnson defeated Mike Wittrock 306-266.

In Palo Alto County Democrat Linus Solberg fended off a challenge from Mary Hilfiker for the District 5 Supervisor nomination.

In O’Brien County Susan Smith bettered Kurt Brown for the Republican nomination for County Recorder.

In Buena Vista County Republican Tom Huseman handily defeated Phil Driver and Stevan Quirk for the District 1 Supervisor nomination

In Cherokee County Dawn Miller edged out Stephanie Zarr for the Democrat nomination for County Recorder and will face off against Mark Murphy this Fall.  Hedgie Roswitha Brandt won a three way race for the Republican nomination for Treasurer.

John WIlls notched 1,888 tallies to earn the House District 1 Republican nomination over Kevin Klaassen with 1,314 votes and Kevin Wolfswinkel and his 1,246 votes.  No Democrat filed for this Primary.

Joni Ernst won a five way race to earn the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin and will face off against Democrat Bruce Braley.

Governor Terry Branstad won the Republican nomination for governor as he seeks a record sixth term in office.  He will run against Democratic state Sen. Jack Hatch of Des Moines in the November general election.

Republican Steve King and Democrat Jim Mowrer are set face off for the District 4 Iowa Congressional seat.

Write-in candidates may still appear on the November 4th general election ballot.

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