Clark rides primary momentum to District 2 seat
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."
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 votes||60.7 percent|
|Dave Kohlhaase (Nominated by petition)||683 votes||39.0 percent|
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 4
|Kim Wermersen (R)||1,462 votes|
|Kris Rowley (R)||7,310 votes|
|Ann Ditsworth (R)||7,105 votes|
|Jon M. Martin (R)||7,122 votes|
|Pat Gillespie (Silver Lake)||38 votes|
|Bonnie Anderson (Silver Lake)||36 votes|
STATE REPRESENTATIVE — District 1
|John Wills (R)||4,390 votes||65.8 percent|
|Karen Larson (D)||2,279 votes||34.2 percent|
STATE REPRESENTATIVE — District 2
|Megan Jones (R)||1,293 votes||66.2 percent|
|Ryan Odor (D)||656 votes||33.6 percent|
STATE SENATOR — District 1
|Zach Whiting (R)||6,730 votes|
U.S. Representative — District 4
|Steve King (R)||4,645 votes||53.2 percent|
|J.D. Scholten (D)||3,915 votes||44.8 percent|
|Charles Aldrich (L)||129 votes||1.5 percent|
|Edward Peterson (Nominated by Petition)||42 votes||0.5 percent|
|Kim Reynolds/Adam Gregg (R)||5,528 votes||62.9 percent|
|Fred Hubbell/Rita Hart (D)||3,121 votes||35.49 percent|
|Jake Porter/Lynne Gentry (L)||90 votes||1.0 percent|
|Gary Siegwarth/Natalia Blaskovich (Clear Water Party)||50 votes||0.6 percent|
Secretary of State
|Paul Pate (R)||5,594 votes||65.1 percent|
|Deidre DeJear (D)||2,876 votes||33.5 percent|
|Jules Ofenbakh (L)||122 votes||1.4 percent|
|Mary Mosiman (R)||4,944 votes||57.5 percent|
|Rob Sand (D)||3,509 votes||40.8 percent|
|Fred Perryman (L)||148 votes||1.7 percent|
|Jeremy Davis (R)||4,835 votes||56.6 percent|
|Michael Fitzgerald (D)||3,565 votes||41.7 percent|
|Timothy Hird (L)||141 votes||1.65 percent|
Secretary of Agriculture
|Mike Naig (R)||5,758 votes||66.7 percent|
|Tim Gannon (D)||2,727 votes||31.6 percent|
|Rick Stewart (L)||142 votes||1.65 percent|
Iowa Attorney General
|Tom Miller (D)||5,284 votes||75.46 percent|
|Marco Bettaglia (L)||1,653 votes||23.61 percent|
SHALL THE FOLLOWING JUDGES BE RETAINED?
COURT OF APPEALS
Michael R. Mullins
|Yes||4,806 votes||80.1 percent|
|No||1,193 votes||19.9 percent|
Mary Ellen Tabor
|Yes||4,838 votes||80.3 percent|
|No||1,184 votes||19.7 percent|
|Yes||4,475 votes||74.2 percent|
|No||1,556 votes||25.8 percent|
DISTRICT COURT 3A
Nancy L. Whittenburg
|Yes||5,423 votes||82.5 percent|
|No||1,153 votes||17.5 percent|
David A. Lester
|Yes||5,443 votes||82.9 percent|
|No||1,127 votes||17.2 percent|
COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL TRUSTEE (vote for 2)
|Kristine Walker||5,605 votes|
|Mary Kay Bates||5,412 votes|
SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (vote for 2)
|Curt Smith||4,452 votes||42.6 percent|
|S. Vance Hjelm||3,046 votes||29.2 percent|
|Ty Adams||2,916 votes||27.9 percent|
COUNTY AG EXTENSION COUNCIL (vote for 5)
|Casey Jones||4,887 votes|
|Ann F. Warburton||4,851 votes|
|Mary Beth Dewall||4,593 votes|
|Kiley Roth||4,487 votes|
|Brandon Rohrig||4,431 votes|
IGL SANITARY SEWER TRUSTEE (vote for 2)
|Robert Boettcher||4,144 votes|
|Kae Hoppe||3,705 votes|
IGL SANITARY SEWER TRUSTEES — to fill vacancy
|Craig Camozzi||4,345 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?
|No||19 votes||57.6 percent|
|Yes||14 votes||42.4 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?
|Yes||128 votes||53.1 percent|
|No||113 votes||46.9 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?
|Yes||346 votes||54.9 percent|
|No||284 votes||45.1 percent|