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Simonsen, Leeds win supervisor seats

Monday, November 13, 2006

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Mark Leeds, newly-elected Supervisor
County favors Republicans in contested races

With over 4,596 votes cast Tuesday out of 8,853 registered voters in Cherokee County (a 51.9 percent turnout) Jeff Simonsen and Mark Leeds, both Republicans, had commanding leads over their Democrat opponents in races for Cherokee County Board of Supervisors.

The votes are unofficial until canvassed by the supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Simonsen, the incumbent for district 3 and the chairman of the supervisors, received 2,428 votes (54.3 percent) compared to 2,040 (45.6 percent) for Donald Parrot.

In District 4, the current supervisor, Bud Clow did not seek reelection. Mark Leeds received 2,871 votes (65.6 percent) compared to 1,500 for Jack Clark (34.3 percent).

The two supervisors seats were the only county seats contested on the ballot. Lynde Lundquist, the incumbent treasurer, and Dawn Jones Coombs, the incumbent recorder, both were reelected with over 99 percent of the votes cast for those offices.

There was no one on the ballot for county attorney. There were 123 write-in votes cast for county attorney which were not tabulated as of Tuesday night. In order for the office to be filled by vote, the person has to be an attorney and willing to accept the position.

Although the Democratic team of Chet Culver and Patty Judge won the election for governor and lt. governor, the Republican team of Jim Nussle and Bob Vander Plaats earned a substantial majority of the votes in Cherokee County, getting 2,434 votes (53.9 percent) compared to 2,015 votes (44.63 percent) for Culver and Judge.

Voters in Cherokee County overwhelmingly supported the incumbent Steve King, Republican, for U.S. Congressman from the fifth congressional district, with 2,614 votes (59.1 percent) for King, 1,519 votes (34.4 percent) for the Democrat, Joyce Schulte, 252 votes (5.7 percent) for Roy Nielsen who ran as an independent and 37 votes (0.8 percent) for Cheryl Broderson who also ran as an independent.

Cherokee County voters supported the Republican in the state Secretary of State race where Mary Ann Hanusa received 2,294 votes (54.1 percent) compared to 1,945 (45.9 percent).

County voters also supported the Republican in the state Secretary of Agriculture race where Bill Northey received 2,676 votes (60.8 percent) compared to 1,724 votes (39.2 percent) for Denise O'Brien.

In a non-partisan race for Soil and Water Conservation Director, there were three candidates for two seats Randy Husman received 2,687 votes, Joe Hueser received 1,592 votes and Mark Arnold received 1,227 votes, making Husman and Hueser the winners.

The results of the election in Cherokee County will not become official until canvassed on Tuesday November 14 by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, but vote margins appear sufficient to confidently presume the outcome.

Write-in votes were not a factor except for elections in which no name appeared on the ballot such as the county attorney race and some township races. Elections which were uncontested and write-in totals are not provided here.

The unofficial results by precinct are:

Aurelia precinct: straight Republican - 85, straight Democrat - 65; supervisor district 3: Jeff Simonsen (R) - 294, Donald Parrott (D) - 274; supervisor district 4: Mark Leeds (R) - 370, Jack Clark (D) - 182; U.S. rep.: King (R) - 345, Schulte (D) - 173, Nielsen - 37, Brodersen - 4; gov.: Nussle (R) - 316, Culver (D) - 251, others - 9; sec. state: Hanusa (R) - 302, Mauro (D) - 233; sec. ag: Northey (R) - 384, O'Brien (D) - 176.

Marcus precinct: straight Republican - 149, straight Democrat - 86; supervisor district 3: Jeff Simonsen (R) - 440, Donald Parrott (D) - 326; supervisor district 4: Mark Leeds (R) - 471, Jack Clark (D) - 263; U.S. rep.: King (R) - 515, Schulte (D) - 196, Nielsen - 62, Brodersen - 1; gov.: Nussle (R) - 509, Culver (D) - 262, others - 7; sec. state: Hanusa (R) - 431, Mauro (D) - 288; sec. ag: Northey (R) - 515, O'Brien (D) - 246.

Quimby precinct: straight Republican - 64, straight Democrat - 62; supervisor district 3: Jeff Simonsen (R) - 286, Donald Parrott (D) - 189; supervisor district 4: Mark Leeds (R) - 298, Jack Clark (D) - 150; U.S. rep.: King (R) - 288, Schulte (D) - 146, Nielsen - 25, Brodersen - 6; gov.: Nussle (R) - 259, Culver (D) - 208, others - 8; sec. state: Hanusa (R) - 237, Mauro (D) - 197; sec. ag: Northey (R) - 306, O'Brien (D) - 151.

Cherokee precinct (area outside city limits): - straight Republican - 104, straight Democrat - 52; supervisor district 3: Jeff Simonsen (R) - 287, Donald Parrott (D) - 165; supervisor district 4: Mark Leeds (R) - 326, Jack Clark (D) - 127; U.S. rep.: King (R) - 310, Schulte (D) - 111, Nielsen - 26, Brodersen - 3; gov.: Nussle (R) - 278, Culver (D) - 174, others - 5; sec. state: Hanusa (R) - 271, Mauro (D) - 162; sec. ag: Northey (R) - 305, O'Brien (D) - 146.

Cherokee ward 1: straight Republican - 118, straight Democrat - 97; supervisor district 3: Jeff Simonsen (R) - 334, Donald Parrott (D) - 267; supervisor district 4: Mark Leeds (R) - 409, Jack Clark (D) - 190; U.S. rep.: King (R) - 347, Schulte (D) - 219, Nielsen - 24, Brodersen - 7; gov.: Nussle (R) - 317, Culver (D) - 281, others - 11; sec. state: Hanusa (R) - 321, Mauro (D) - 263; sec. ag: Northey (R) - 343, O'Brien (D) - 251.

Cherokee ward 2: straight Republican - 60, straight Democrat - 82; supervisor district 3: Jeff Simonsen (R) - 191, Donald Parrott (D) - 207; supervisor district 4: Mark Leeds (R) - 252, Jack Clark (D) - 139; U.S. rep.: King (R) - 201, Schulte (D) - 169, Nielsen - 19, Brodersen - 5; gov.: Nussle (R) - 172, Culver (D) - 220, others - 4; sec. state: Hanusa (R) - 168, Mauro (D) - 208; sec. ag: Northey (R) - 183, O'Brien (D) - 200.

Cherokee ward 3: straight Republican - 75, straight Democrat - 102; supervisor district 3: Jeff Simonsen (R) - 243, Donald Parrott (D) - 251; supervisor district 4: Mark Leeds (R) - 327, Jack Clark (D) - 165; U.S. rep.: King (R) - 255, Schulte (D) - 205, Nielsen - 19, Brodersen - 5; gov.: Nussle (R) - 235, Culver (D) - 256, others - 11; sec. state: Hanusa (R) - 223, Mauro (D) - 255; sec. ag: Northey (R) - 280, O'Brien (D) - 210.

Absentee: straight Republican - 138, straight Democrat - 168; supervisor district 3: Jeff Simonsen (R) - 353, Donald Parrott (D) - 361; supervisor district 4: Mark Leeds (R) - 418, Jack Clark (D) - 284; U.S. rep.: King (R) - 353, Schulte (D) - 300, Nielsen - 40, Brodersen - 6; gov.: Nussle (R) - 348, Culver (D) - 363, others - 9; sec. state: Hanusa (R) - 341, Mauro (D) - 339; sec. ag: Northey (R) - 360, O'Brien (D) - 344.

Totals: straight Republican - 793, straight Democrat - 714; supervisor district 3: Jeff Simonsen (R) - 2,428, Donald Parrott (D) - 2,040; supervisor district 4: Mark Leeds (R) - 2,871, Jack Clark (D) - 1,500; U.S. rep.: King (R) - 2,614, Schulte (D) - 1,519, Nielsen - 252, Brodersen - 37; gov.: Nussle (R) - 2,434, Culver (D) - 2,015, others - 64; sec. state: Hanusa (R) - 2,294, Mauro (D) - 1,945; sec. ag: Northey (R) - 2,676, O'Brien (D) - 1,724.



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