Meis wins GOP Primary for supervisor

Posted June 12, 2014 at 5:00 am


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By Steve Peterson

John Meis of Le Mars was the unofficial winner in the Plymouth County supervisor’s race to succeed Jack Guenthner in District No. 1.

Meis beat Harold Hadden, also of Le Mars, by 1,172 votes to 483 votes unofficial tally in the June 3 Republican primary. There was one write-in for the Democratic Party Primary.

Craig Anderson of District No. 4 and Don Kass of District No. 3 ran unopposed in the Republican Primary. Anerson received 1,404 and there were 11 write-in votes. Kass received 1,474 votes, and there were 13 write-in votes.

County officials Treasurer Shelly Sitzmann; Recorder Jolynn Goodchild and County Attorney Darin J. Raymond all won in unopposed races.

The supervisors canvassed the votes and made results official at their June 10 meeting. Winners advance to the General Election on Nov. 4.

“I’d like to thank the voters of Plymouth County for their support and my opponent for running a clean and fair campaign,” said Meis, who is a self-employed professional engineer.

“Overall, the primary election went well. This was the first county wide election with the new voting machines,” said Plymouth County Auditor and Election Administrator Stacey Feldman.

Turnout

In the Republican Primary, there were 2,058 ballots cast of 7,589 registered voters, for a 26 percent turnout, said Feldman.

In the Democratic Primary, there were 79 ballots cast out of 2,058 registered voters for 3 percent turnout.

Unofficial results

For U.S. Senate, Republican: Sam Clovis won Plymouth County with 1,416 votes, 72.3 percent; Joni Ernst had 375 votes, 19.1 percent; Mark Jacobs, 134 votes, 6.8 percent; Matt Whitaker, 26 votes, 1.3 percent; Scott Schaben, 7 votes, 0.4 percent; write-in, one vote for a total of 1,959 votes cast. Ernst won the nomination state-wide.

For U.S. Senator, Democrat: Bruce Braley, 66 votes; write-in, one vote.

U.S. Rep., District No. 4, Democrat: Jim Mowrer, 65 votes; write-in, one vote.

U.S. House Republican: Steven King, 1,734 votes; write-in, 15 votes.

County Supervisor District No. 3, Republican: Don Kass, 1,474 votes; write in, 13 votes.

County Supervisor District. No. 3, Democrat: one write-in vote.

County Supervisor, District No. 4, Republican: Craig Anderson, 1,404 votes, write-in, 11 votes.

County Supervisor, District No. 4, Democrat: one write-in vote.

County Supervisor, District No. 1, Democrat: one write-in vote.

County Treasurer, Republican: Shelly Sitzmann, 1,455 votes; six write-in votes.

County Treasurer, Democrat: one write-in vote.

County Recorder, Republican: Jolynn Goodchild, 1,465 votes, four write-in votes.

County Recorder, Democrat: one write-in vote.

County Attorney, Republican: Darin J. Raymond, 1,377 votes; 21 write-in votes.

County Attorney, Democrat: one write-in vote.

Governor, Republican: Terry E. Branstad, 1,611 votes; Tom Hoefling, 271 votes; write-in, two votes.

Governor, Democrat: Jack Hatch, 64 votes; write-in, two votes.

Secretary of State, Republican: Paul D. Pate, 1,359 votes; write-in, two votes.

Secretary of State, Democrat: Brad Anderson, 64 votes; write-in, one vote.

Auditor of State, Democrat: Jonathan Neiderbach, 61 votes; write-in, one vote.

Auditor of State, Republican: Mary Mosiman, 1,335 votes; write-in, three votes.

Treasurer of State, Republican: 37 write-in votes.

Treasurer of State, Democrat: Michael Fitzgerald, 37 votes.

Secretary of Agriculture, Republican: Bill Northey, 1,463 votes; write-in, seven votes.

Secretary of Agriculture, Democrat: Sherrie Taha, 59 votes; write-in, one vote.

Attorney General, Democrat: Tom Miller, 69 votes; one write-in vote.

Attorney General, Republican: 37 write-in votes.

State Senator District No. 3, Republican: Bill Anderson, 1,411 votes; write-in, one vote.

State Senator District No. 3, Democrat: one write-in vote.

State Representative, District. No. 3, Republican: Dan Huseman, 48 votes.

State Representative, District No. 3, Democrat: Greg Fritzche, one vote.

State Representative, District No. 5, Republican: Chuck Soderberg, 1,475 votes; four write-in votes.

State Representative, District No. 5, Democrat: one write-in vote.

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