Reynolds carries Dickinson County as statewide results roll in

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Dickinson County remained reliable GOP territory for appointed Gov. Kim Reynolds, who went into Tuesday's election seeking her first four-year term.

She carried the Iowa Great Lakes with 5,528 votes for 62.9 percent support. Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell received 3,121 votes for 35.5 percent support in Dickinson County.

The race was considered too close to call as numbers continued to come in from Iowa's 99 counties Tuesday night.

Hubbell said he hoped to unseat Reynolds and revamp the state's budget priorities. Hubbell, served as chairman of the Iowa Power Fund under former Gov. Chet Culver and also served as interim director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. In the private sector, Hubbell has worked in law, been the chairman of Younkers department stores and the president of Equitable of Iowa life insurance company. He set a record for Iowa gubernatorial candidates by raising $18 million, according to the Associated Press.

"Governor Reynolds to be honest and the Republicans, I think, have turned their backs on people, and all they talk about it business, business, business," Hubbell said during a January stop in Arnolds Park. "But business cannot be successful unless we invest in people."

He said the state's first priority at this point should be paying down the $144 million debt.

"We shouldn't even be thinking about lowering taxes until we pay off the debt," Hubbell said. "A fiscally responsible person doesn't borrow money to make tax reductions."

Hubbell said his experiences have taught him to foster cooperation and he intends to do the same in Des Moines, without sacrificing his progressive principles.

The candidate said he intended to prioritize three areas of the state's budget education/job training, healthcare and income.

He said education from pre-kindergarten to the collegiate level must be funded and effective. He indicated higher-education may become financially out of reach for many if things go unchanged. Hubbell also indicated Medicaid is on an unsustainable path in Iowa.

Reynolds became the 43rd governor of Iowa in May when she succeeded Terry Branstad. His term was set to expire at the end of 2018. He left office early after he was confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to China.

"If you dream big and work hard, absolutely anything is possible," Gov. Kim Reynolds told the Spirit Lake audience on hand in March for the launch of her 2018 gubernatorial campaign.

"I had the opportunity to serve 19 years in the county treasurer's office," she said. "I was elected to the state senate. I had the opportunity to serve with the longest-serving governor in this country and to have a mentor in Ambassador Branstad and then today to be the first female governor of the state of Iowa and serve Iowans at the highest level."

The governor said state leaders are working to make healthcare more affordable. Reynolds also said state leaders need to work in a coordinated and strategic manner to provide mental health services to vulnerable Iowans.

"I love what I'm doing," she said in March. "I'm very blessed. I talk a lot about my story, but I truly believe that my story is the Iowa story, and it's being played out with Iowans all across our state. This truly is a state where, if you work hard and dream big, absolutely anything is possible."


DICKINSON COUNTY RESULTS

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 1

William C. Leupold (R)1,331 votes

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 2

Steve Clark (R)1,062 votes60.7 percent
Dave Kohlhaase (Nominated by petition)683 votes 39.0 percent

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 4

Kim Wermersen (R)1,462 votes

COUNTY TREASURER

Kris Rowley (R)7,310 votes

COUNTY RECORDER

Ann Ditsworth (R)7,105 votes

COUNTY ATTORNEY

Jon M. Martin (R)7,122 votes

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE

Pat Gillespie (Silver Lake)38 votes

TOWNSHIP CLERK

Bonnie Anderson (Silver Lake)36 votes

STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 1

John Wills (R)4,390 votes65.8 percent
Karen Larson (D)2,279 votes34.2 percent

STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 2

Megan Jones (R)1,293 votes66.2 percent
Ryan Odor (D)656 votes33.6 percent

STATE SENATOR District 1

Zach Whiting (R)6,730 votes

U.S. Representative District 4

Steve King (R)4,645 votes53.2 percent
J.D. Scholten (D)3,915 votes44.8 percent
Charles Aldrich (L)129 votes1.5 percent
Edward Peterson (Nominated by Petition)42 votes0.5 percent

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Kim Reynolds/Adam Gregg (R)5,528 votes62.9 percent
Fred Hubbell/Rita Hart (D)3,121 votes35.49 percent
Jake Porter/Lynne Gentry (L)90 votes1.0 percent
Gary Siegwarth/Natalia Blaskovich (Clear Water Party) 50 votes0.6 percent

Secretary of State

Paul Pate (R)5,594 votes65.1 percent
Deidre DeJear (D)2,876 votes33.5 percent
Jules Ofenbakh (L)122 votes1.4 percent

State Auditor

Mary Mosiman (R)4,944 votes57.5 percent
Rob Sand (D)3,509 votes40.8 percent
Fred Perryman (L)148 votes1.7 percent

State Treasurer

Jeremy Davis (R)4,835 votes56.6 percent
Michael Fitzgerald (D)3,565 votes41.7 percent
Timothy Hird (L)141 votes1.65 percent

Secretary of Agriculture

Mike Naig (R)5,758 votes66.7 percent
Tim Gannon (D)2,727 votes31.6 percent
Rick Stewart (L)142 votes1.65 percent

Iowa Attorney General

Tom Miller (D)5,284 votes75.46 percent
Marco Bettaglia (L)1,653 votes23.61 percent

SHALL THE FOLLOWING JUDGES BE RETAINED?

COURT OF APPEALS

Michael R. Mullins

Yes4,806 votes80.1 percent
No1,193 votes19.9 percent

Mary Ellen Tabor

Yes4,838 votes80.3 percent
No1,184 votes19.7 percent

Anuradha Vaitheswaran

Yes4,475 votes74.2 percent
No1,556 votes25.8 percent

DISTRICT COURT 3A

Nancy L. Whittenburg

Yes5,423 votes82.5 percent
No1,153 votes17.5 percent

David A. Lester

Yes5,443 votes82.9 percent
No 1,127 votes17.2 percent

COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL TRUSTEE (vote for 2)

Kristine Walker 5,605 votes
Mary Kay Bates5,412 votes

SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (vote for 2)

Curt Smith4,452 votes42.6 percent
S. Vance Hjelm3,046 votes29.2 percent
Ty Adams2,916 votes27.9 percent

COUNTY AG EXTENSION COUNCIL (vote for 5)

Casey Jones4,887 votes
Ann F. Warburton4,851 votes
Mary Beth Dewall4,593 votes
Kiley Roth4,487 votes
Brandon Rohrig4,431 votes

IGL SANITARY SEWER TRUSTEE (vote for 2)

Robert Boettcher4,144 votes
Kae Hoppe3,705 votes

IGL SANITARY SEWER TRUSTEES to fill vacancy

Craig Camozzi4,345 votes

PUBLIC MEASURE B

Shall the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors fill the offices of Trustee and Clerk of Silver Lake Township by appointment as the term of office of the incumbent township officers expire?

No19 votes57.6 percent
Yes14 votes42.4 percent

PUBLIC MEASURE C

Shall the city of Wahpeton, county of Dickinson, Iowa be authorized to impose a hotel and motel tax at the rate of 7 percent in the corporate limits of the city of Wahpeton, effective Jan. 1, 2019, which shall be used by the city of Wahpeton for any lawful purpose including any purpose allowed by chapter 423A and 423A.7(4), 2017 Code of Iowa?

Yes128 votes53.1 percent
No113 votes46.9 percent

PUBLIC MEASURE D

Shall the city of Arnolds Park, county of Dickinson, Iowa be authorized to impose a hotel and motel tax at the rate of 7 percent in the corporate limits of the city of Arnolds Park, effective Jan. 1, 2019, which shall be used by the city of Arnolds Park for any lawful purpose including any purpose allowed by chapter 423A and 423A.7(4), 2017 Code of Iowa?

Yes346 votes54.9 percent
No284 votes45.1 percent
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