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Field Set For November Election

Solberg Wins Sole Contest For Supervisor Spot On Ballot

June 5, 2014
by Jane Whitmore , Emmetsburg News

With only one contested race on the Primary Election ballot for Palo Alto County, the number of voters was slim. When the polls closed, 969 ballots had been cast out of 6,075 registered voters. That represents 15.95-percent.

The sole contest, for Palo Alto County Supervisor District 5, on the Democrat ticket was decided by 79 votes. Incumbent Linus Solberg of Cylinder received 214 votes over 135 votes for challenger Mary Hilfiker of Emmetsburg.

"I thought it (vote total) would have been closer," commented Solberg. "I owe a lot of thanks to the voters and to my campaign committee."

Solberg is serving his second year on the Board of Supervisors, representing District 5 after redistricting was completed. He is running for a four-year term.

"I've learned a lot from Mary (Hilfiker), Carmen Moser and Bonnie Whitney, the girls at the courthouse," Solberg said. "You can't serve the people without learning."

On The Ballot

With no other local contests, there was a show of party support for additional candidates on the Primary Election ballot. Contests between Republican and Democrat candidates have been set up for the November election.

Democrat Ballot:

Palo Alto County Attorney candidate Peter C. Hart received 442 votes; there were 7 write-in votes.

Palo Alto County Recor-der no Democrat candidate; 16 write-in votes.

Palo Alto County Treasurer no Democrat candidate; 30 write-in votes.

Palo Alto County Supervisor, District 5, incumbent Linus Solberg defeated challenger Mary Hilfiker, 214 to 135 votes for a spot on the November ballot.

Palo Alto County Supervisor, District 2, candidate Steven Farnsworth received 69 votes; one write-in vote.

Palo Alto County Supervisor, District 1 no Democrat candidate; no write-ins.

Iowa State Representative, District 2 no Democrat candidate; 7 write-ins.

Iowa State Senate, District 1 no Democrat candidate; 11 write-in votes.

Iowa Attorney General candidate, incumbent Tom Miller received 391 votes in Palo Alto County.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidate Sherrie Taha received 295 votes in Palo Alto County.

Iowa State Treasurer candidate, incumbent Michael L. Fitzgerald received 391 votes in Palo Alto County.

Iowa State Auditor candidate Jonathan Neiderbach received 305 votes in Palo Alto County.

Iowa Secretary of State candidate Brad Anderson received 310 votes in Palo Alto County; one write-in.

Iowa Governor candidate Jack Hatch received 339 votes in Palo Alto County; 2 write-in votes.

U.S. Representative, District 4, candidate Jim Mowrer received 319 votes in Palo Alto County.

U.S. Senator candidate Bruce Braley received 359 votes in Palo Alto County.

Republican Ballot:

Palo Alto County Attorney candidate, incumbent Lyssa Henderson received 258 votes; there were 11 write-in votes.

Palo Alto County Recorder candidate Sue Ruppert received 322 votes; one write-in vote.

Palo Alto County Treasurer candidate Robin Jamison received 323 votes; 2 write-in votes.

Palo Alto County Supervisor, District 5 no Republican candidate; 4 write-ins.

Palo Alto County Supervisor, District 2, candidate, incumbent Craig Merrill received 92 votes.

Palo Alto County Supervisor, District 1, candidate, incumbent Keith Wirtz, received 104 votes.

Iowa State Representative, District 2, candidate, incumbent Megan Hess received 326 votes in Palo Alto County; one write-in vote.

Iowa State Senate, District 1, candidate, incumbent David Johnson received 284 votes in Palo Alto County.

Iowa Attorney General no Republican candidate; 5 write-in votes.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture candidate, incumbent Bill Northey received 301 votes in Palo Alto County; one write-in vote.

Iowa State Treasurer no Republican candidate; 7 write-in votes.

Iowa State Auditor candidate, incumbent Mary Mosiman received 264 votes in Palo Alto County.

Iowa Secretary of State candidate, incumbent Paul D. Pate received 268 votes in Palo Alto County; one write-in vote.

Iowa Governor candidate, incumbent Terry E. Branstad received more votes in Palo Alto County than challenger Tom Hoefling. Branstad received 319 votes countywide; Hoefling received 48 votes; one write-in vote.

U.S. Representative, District 4, candidate, incumbent Steve King received 335 votes in Palo Alto County.

There were 363 votes cast in Palo Alto County in the race for U.S. Senator nomination: Sam Clovis, 35; Joni Ernst, 214; Mark Jacobs, 85; Scott Schaben, 2; Matt Whitaker, 27.

 
 

 

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