November elections set after primary
We now know who will be competing to represent voters of Winnebago and Worth counties this fall, as a result of the June primaries held last Tuesday.
Statewide voter turnout was 13.11 percent, or 279,124 out of 2,128,706 registered voters. Winnebago and Worth County turnouts were similar to the statewide numbers, with 6.19 percent (662 out of 7,201) in Winnebago, and 8.04 percent (459 out of 5,709) in Worth County.
In addition to similar numbers, the two counties also, for the most part, voted for similar candidates as the rest of the state.
On the Republican side, Kim Reynolds did not have any challenger, and easily won the gubernatorial nomination. The same can be said for Secretary of State (Paul Pate) and State Auditor (Mary Moisman). No Republican candidate was able to emerge with enough votes to win the nomination for Secretary of Agriculture, leaving it up to the upcoming state convention to choose a candidate. Mike Naig, who was appointed recently to fill the vacancy in the office, came the closest to obtaining the 35 percent required. Naig received 34.74 percent in a crowded field of five candidates. In Winnebago County, the results mirrored those found statewide, as Naig won the county with 34.7 percent (116) of the vote. In Worth County, Dan Zumbach was the winner, garnering 36 percent of the vote.
In Democratic races, Fred Hubbell won the right to face Reynolds in the fall, as he topped a field of six. For U.S. Representative District 1 Abby Finkenauer defeated three others to take on U. S. Congressman Rob Blum in November. In U.S. Representative District 4, Incumbent Steve King easily defeated his Republican challenger Cyndi Hanson, and will face challenger J. D. Scholten, who outpaced Leann Jacobsen and John Paschen.
Deidre DeJear defeated Jim Mowrer for the right to challenge Paul Pate for Iowa Secretary of State in November.
There were no contested county primaries in Winnebago, as incumbents will advance to the November election.
Full Winnebago and Worth County results can be seen below.