Incumbents highlight local elections
Voters in Winnebago County will have few options when it comes to who represents them after the November elections, as none of the county offices have primary or general election opposition, with incumbents dominating the ballot. Up for grabs are District 1 and 3 supervisor seats, as well as County Treasurer, County Recorder and County Attorney.
Voters in Worth County fare slightly better in terms of races, as each supervisor seat, Districts 1 and 3, feature races between the two incumbents and challengers in the general election. But, like Winnebago County, the Treasurer, Recorder and Attorney are all running unopposed.
In Worth County, District 1 Supervisor Ken Abrams will be challenged in the fall by Demorcrat Aaron Stone, while Merlin Bartz will be facing a challlenge from Democrat Stephen Converse.
Already announced, there will be both primary and general election races for state and federal offices, as Iowans will have a number of choices.
Headlining the list are no fewer than nine candidates for Governor. current Governor, Kim Rynolds has no opponent in the Republican primary, but a total of eight (Nate Boulton, Cathy Glasson, Fred Hubbell, Andy McGuire, John Norris, Ross Wilburn on the Democratic ticket, and Marco Battaglia and Jake Porter under the Libertarian party) have filed for the right to face Reynolds in November.
US Rep. Steve King faces not only a primary challenge, from Cyndi Hanson, but a full house of Democratic and Libertarian challengers, including: Leann Jacobsen; John Paschen; and, J.D. Scholten on the Democratic side, while Charles Aldrich is the lone Libertarian.
Closer to home, Rep. Tedd Gassman will not face any challenge in the primary, but will face off with Democrat Debra Jensen in the general election in November. The same holds true in Worth County, where incumbent Jane Bloomingdale has no opponent in the Republican primary, but will face Democratic opposition in the fall, as Tim Knutson filed his papers to run for the seat.
For a full list of Iowa candidates, visit: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/candidates/primarycandidatelist.pdf.
For pictures of the candidates: https://www.facebook.com/IASecretaryofState/.
Primaries will be held Tuesday, June 5, while the general election is slated for Nov. 6.