The Omaha World-Herald reports seven men, all Republicans, will seek three seats on the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors. The filing deadline to run for a county office was 5-p.m. Wednesday. The seven board candidates include three incumbents: Scott Belt, Lynn Leaders and Loren Knauss. The four other candidates are Justin Schultz, Tim Wichman, Steve Leaders and Brian Lund. No Democrats are running for the board.
In other Pott. County offices up for election this year, two Republican incumbents — County Attorney Matt Wilber and County Treasurer Lea Voss — are the only candidates for their posts. There are three candidates for the County Recorder’s Office. The two Republican candidates are Mark Brandenburg and Bill White, while Flory Blount is the lone Democrat running. There will be a Republican and Democratic primary election on June 3 for all of those offices, even those with just one candidate running.
In the Republican primary, the top three vote-getters in the County Board race will move on to the November general election, as long as each receives 35 percent or more of the vote. If any or all of the three top candidates don’t receive at least 35 percent of the vote, a special party convention will convene shortly thereafter to select the three who will move on to the general election. The Republican primary will also reduce the two recorder candidates to one, with the same 35 percent provision applying. Anyone interested in running as an independent for office must file between Aug. 4 and 27, according to the County Auditor’s Office.
In Harrison County, there are two seats on the County Board, the candidates are incumbents Walter Utman and Robert Smith, plus challengers Russell Kurth and Harold Bertelsen. All are Republicans. For county treasurer, Shelia Phillips and Sandy Royer, both Republicans, are the candidates.
And in Mills County, Patricia McSorley and Ashley Kissel, both Republicans, are running for county attorney. For one seat on the County Board, incumbent Richard Crouch will be challenged by Thomas Pina. Both are Republicans.