In the unofficial vote count, incumbent county office holders won primary election on Tuesday for the two offices where they faced challengers. In the district 2 supervisor race, where incumbent office holder Ron Wetherell is not seeking reelection, Larry L. Prunty defeated Linda Bindner for the Democratic nomination by a vote of 253 to 201. Darrell J. Downs was uncontested for the Republican nomination and received 393 votes. Prunty and Downs will face off in the November election.
Wetherell, a Republican, is completing his fourth term on the board.
Another contest in the Democratic Party occurred for the district 1 supervisor position. Incumbent, Dean Schmidt, defeated challenger Mick Bakker by a vote of 243 to 232. There was no one on the ballot for the Republican nomination for supervisor in district 1.
The only contest on the Republican ballot among county offices occurred in the nomination for county treasurer. Hedgie Roswitha Brandt, long time deputy treasurer and recent appointee to the position of treasurer, defeated challenger Nancy M. Nelson by a vote of 383 to 149. There was no Democrat on the ballot for county treasurer.
There was no primary contest for the district 5 supervisor seat but there will be a contest in November for that seat. Terry Graybill, incumbent, was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for district 5 supervisor. He received 317 votes. C. Gary Bowers was unopposed for the Republican nomination for district 5 supervisor. He received 402 votes.
Supervisors must reside in the districts they represent but are voted on by citizens throughout the county.
Sheriff Dave Scott was unopposed for the Republican nomination for the sheriff position. There was no one on the ballot for nomination as a Democrat for sheriff.
Kris Glienke, the current deputy auditor, was unopposed for the Republican nomination for the auditor position. There was no on the ballot for nomination as a Democrat for auditor.
There were also two federal and one state offices on the primary ballot. In all three cases, the incumbents U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (Dem.), U.S. Representative Steve King (Rep.) and State Representative Dan Huseman (Rep.) were unopposed for the nomination of their party.
They will all face challengers in November. There was one opposing party candidate each for the positions of U.S. representative and state representative and three opposing party candidates for the office on U.S. Senator.
Votes are not official until canvassed at the next Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting. The general election will take place on Nov. 4.