The winners of local and most state primary elections have been tallied, with only the U-S Representative in District 3 left to be determined. Here is a summary of some local election results. These figures will not become official until canvassed in the respective counties.
In Cass County, Mary Ward beat out three other Republicans in garnering nearly 46.5% (811) of the 1,747 votes to win the Recorder’s job. Shelly Glynn was a distant second, with 27.65% (483) of the votes. Incumbent County Attorney Dan Fiestner was defeated by Dave Wiederstein, who received a little more than 64% of the votes cast (1,112) to Feistner’s 35.47% (613). Feistner reflected on the results during Wednesday morning’s Cass County Board of Supervisor’s meeting. He said “Obviously the primary didn’t turn out too good for me yesterday, but hey, live and press on, right?” Feistner, who has served the County for 10-years, will remain as the County Attorney until the end of the current calendar year (December 31). Supervisors Gaylord Schelling and Mark Wedemeyer were unopposed in the Primary, as was County Treasurer Tracey J. Marshall.
In Adair County, Incumbent Republican Supervisor Cliff Sheriff lost the Primary to his Republican challenger Brian Rohrig in District 4. Rohrig garnered 64.3% of the vote, and moves on to face Dem. Jodie Hoadley in the November 4th General Election.
In Adams County, Republican Leland Shipley will meet Democrat Tyler Edwards in November, to determine who will sit in the District 4 Supervisor’s seat. Shipley beat fellow Republican Kevin Olsen to advance to the General Election.
In Guthrie County, Incumbent Republican Clifford Carney received nearly 61% of the vote and moves on to face Democrat Kerry Sheeder in November, to determine the winner of the Supervisor seat in District 2, while incumbent Republican Thomas Rutledge was the winner in the District 4 race.
In Montgomery County, your Republican winners include: Steven Ratcliff – Supervisor, District 1; Joshua Wiig – Supervisor, District 2; and Mark L. Peterson – Supervisor, District 4.
In Shelby County, Republican Geralyn Greer and Democrat Jessica Gessert will meet in November to determine who will become the County Recorder, after both women beat out their respective challengers in the Primary. And, in Pottawattamie County, Republican Mark Brandenburg will face Democrat Flory Blount in November, to determine the winner of the County Recorder’s job. Republican incumbents Scott Belt and Loren Knauss, along with Justin Schultz, were the winners of a seven man Republican race for three seats on the Board of Supervisors.
For any other results, go to the Iowa Secretary of State’s website at sos.iowa.gov.