By Mike Leckband
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors heard from Kady Brauninger of the County Auditor's Office on Tuesday.
Brauninger read the results from last Tuesday's Primary Election. Total cards cast for Cherokee County were 1353 out of the 8855 registered voters in Cherokee County, a percentage of 15.28% in voter turnout. Out of the 1353 voters, 188 voted Democrat and 1165 voted Republican.
The Board signed and verified all results for the eight precincts in Cherokee County making all results official.
In the County Republican Primary, former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) received 518 votes for a percentage of 44.62 for Iowa Governor. Branstad received more votes than Bob Vander Plaats (R) who received 418 votes and a percentage of 36, and Rod Roberts (R) who received 225 votes and a percentage of 19.38.
In U.S. House of Representatives District 5, incumbent Steve King (R) ran unopposed and received 1043 votes, a percentage of 99.33 with seven write-in votes.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R) also went unopposed in Tuesday's Republican Primary. He received 98.59 percent, a total of 1049 votes with 15 write-ins.
Matt Schultz (R) received 372 votes, a percentage of 44.87. Chris Sanger (R) received 239 votes, a percentage of 28.83, and George Eichhorn (R) received 217 votes with a percentage of 26.18 for Iowa Secretary of State. There was one write-in vote.
David Vaudt (R) went unopposed in the Primary for Iowa State Auditor with 849 votes and a percentage of 99.76. There were two write-in votes reported.
David Jamison (R) received 531 votes for a total of 45.39 percent over James Heavens (R) who received 278 votes and a percentage of 34.24 for the Iowa State Treasurer Primary race. There were also three write-in votes cast in that race.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey (R) received 931 votes for a percentage of 99.89. There was one write-in vote cast.
Brenna Findley (R) received 830 votes for a percentage of 99.64 in the Primary Race for Iowa Attorney General. There were three write-in votes cast.
For Iowa Senate District 27, Bill Anderson (R) received 865 votes for a percentage of 99.77 and two write-in votes were cast.
Dan Huseman (R) received 1011 votes for a percentage of 99.61 with four write-in votes cast for Iowa State Representative District 53.
Jeff Simonsen (R) received 972 votes for a percentage of 99.18 with eight write-in votes for Cherokee County Supervisor District 3.
Mark Leeds (R) received 907 votes for a percentage of 98.59 with 13 write-in votes for Cherokee County Supervisor District 4.
Roswitha "Hedgie" Brandt (R) received 960 votes for a percentage of 99.69 with three write-in votes for Cherokee County Treasurer.
There were 48 write-in votes cast in the Republican Primary for Cherokee County Recorder.
Ryan Kolpin (R) received 915 votes for a percentage of 99.24 with seven write-in votes cast for Cherokee County Attorney.
In the Democrat Primary for Iowa Governor, Chet Culver (D) received 147 votes with a percentage of 94.84 and there were eight write-in votes cast.
The Democratic U.S Senator race saw Roxanne Conlin (D) receiving 133 votes with a percentage of 73.89. Bob Krause received 26 votes for a percentage of 14.44, and Thomas Fiegen (D) received 21 votes with a percentage of 11.67.
For Democratic Primary race for U.S. House of Representative District 5, Matthew Campbell (D) received 134 votes for a percentage of 78.82. Mike Denklau (D) received 36 votes with a percentage of 21.18.
Michael Mauro (D) received 145 votes with a percentage of 100 for Iowa Secretary of State.
There were two write-in votes cast for Iowa State Auditor Democratic Primary.
Michael Fitzgerald (D) received 156 votes for a percentage of 100 for Iowa State Treasurer.
Tom Miller (D) received 156 votes with a percentage of 100 for Iowa Attorney General.
Mary Pottebaum (D) received 149 votes for a percentage of 100 for Iowa Senate District 27.
For Iowa State Representative District 53, there were four write-in votes.
Chad Dutler (D) received 135 votes for a percentage of 100 for Cherokee County Supervisor District 3.
No votes were cast for Cherokee County Supervisor District 4.
Dawn Jones Coombs (D) received 156 votes for Cherokee County Recorder for a percentage of 100.
There were four write-in votes for Cherokee County Attorney.
The Board also held a County Officers meeting where six members of various County Departments gave their report to the Board on how things are going in their departments.
Ginger Walker of the Cherokee County Conservation Department informed the Board that her department has been busy this year. She updated the Board that she will be hosting an Open House at Martin's Access for the new cabins that were recently built on the newly acquired land adjacent to the park.
The public is invited to come to Martin's Access from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Cherokee County Treasure Brandt informed the Board that her department is getting ready for the upcoming County Tax Sale and the driver's licenses station is hopping.
Linda Holmich, Case Manager for the Cherokee County Community Services, reported that her department is maintaining the status quo.
Cherokee County Auditor Kris Glienke reported that her department had just completed the Primary Election and is gearing up for the General Election this fall and getting read for State Auditors, who be arriving on June 23.
Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan reported on the progress of the C-38 project. He estimated that the road will be open Monday, June 28..
Cherokee County Sheriff Dave Scott updated the Board on his department's recent arrest of five individuals charged with felony counts of hog theft. Scott reported that his department seized two pickups in which he hopes stays in Cherokee County.
Sheriff Scott also informed the Board that there has been six daylight breaking and entering reports of rural properties, mainly machine sheds and a few houses where the perpetrators have kicked in the doors. This matter is currently under investigation. Scott has been asking residents of the County to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities.
In other business Darrel Geib of Siouxland Resource Conservation and Development, sought a letter of support from the Board for adding additional counties to its organization. The Board approved his request.
Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation Director Mark Buschkamp sought the Board's approval for two new members for the CAEDC Board of Directors. The Supervisors approved Andy Carlson and Stanley Remington for the CAEDC Board. Recently, the City of Quimby approved Curtis Cockburn to the CAEDC Board. These positions come with a three-year term.
The Board also an approved the step wage authorization for Celeste Mohr at the Cherokee Communication Center for the amount of $15.05 per hour.
The final bit of business for the Board was the approval of five fireworks permits.