Clark rides primary momentum to District 2 seat

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Steve Clark

A primary election rematch on the general election ballot produced the same result for Steve Clark, who came out ahead of Dave Kohlhaase. Clark received 1,062 votes for 60.65 percent of the vote, while Kohlhaase garnered 683 votes for 39.01 percent at the polls. Clark will succeed outgoing Supervisor Mardi Allen, who will step down in December, after four terms on the board.

Approximately 10 votes separated the District 2 County Supervisor candidates after votes were counted in the June GOP primary election.

"Following Mardi is going to be a hard thing," Clark said. "She has really put her heart and soul into it. I can only hope to live up to part of that, but I'm going to give it my best and do what the people of Dickinson County want."

Dave Kohlhaase

Both Clark and Kohlhaase announced their candidacy in January of 2018 and faced off in a tight June primary. After Clark secured the party nomination, Kohlhaase revived his campaign and filed paperwork Aug. 30 to run as an independent candidate.

"It was a good experience and it was a respectful race," Kohlhaase said. "I congratulate Mr. Clark, and I know he'll do well."

Clark also spoke well of Kohlhaase.

"Dave was a good opponent," Clark said. "County elections are so much different than even state elections. There's no mud slinging. It's pretty gentlemanly I think we both gave it 100 percent, and I was the lucky one that came out on top."

Kohlhaase plans to continue in his current role as Dickinson County Planning and Zoning Administrator.

"I hope I can continue to do good for the county from the position I'm in," Kohlhaase said.

Clark has been attending a number of county supervisors meetings in preparation for his new role, and he was thankful for the support that earned him the seat.

"I'm honored, I'm humbled and I'm really pleased with the outcome," Clark said. "It's a humbling experience to have that many people have that much confidence in you."


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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