Although several Cherokee County incumbent candidates are running unopposed on the 2012 General Election Ballot for November, three races have materialized for the three County Board of Supervisors seats up for re-election this year.
For Cherokee County Supervisors in the newly realigned District 5, Democrat incumbent Terry Graybill is not seeking re-election and his post is being sought by Republican Ginger Walker, and Democrat Marci Brown.
In District 1, incumbent Democrat Dean Schmidt is being challenged by Republican candidate Rick Mongan, and in District 2, incumbent Democrat Larry Prunty is being challenged by Republican Dennis Bush.
County Auditor Republican Kris Glienke, and County Sheriff Republican Dave Scott are incumbents running unopposed.
Cherokee County non-partisan Township Officers with terms ending include Clerk Brian Nelson and Trustee Clark Rainboth in Amherst; Clerk Philip Ladenthin and Trustees Mark Burnham (appointed) and Arnie Dawson in Grand Meadow; Trustee Paul Wilberding in Marcus; Clerk Richard Ravnsborg and Trustees Floyd Zimmer and Cal Husman in Rock; and Trustees Brad Coburn and Jerry Johnson in Tilden.
The officers listed are incumbents and there has been no paperwork filed as of yet, according to the Commissioner of Elections (Auditor) Office. All other Townships in the County appoint officers.
Terms ending on the Soil and Water Conservation District Commission include Tom Bindner, Jason Titcomb, and Tom Oswald.
Cherokee County Ag Extension Council members with terms ending include Tom Bindner, Charles Clark, David Whited, and Lynn Winterhof.
Again, the members are incumbents and there has been no paperwork filed as of yet, according to the Auditor's Office.
Regarding State Offices for State Senator in realigned District 2, Republican Randy Feenstra of Hull is unopposed, as is District 3 State Representative Republican Dan Huseman of Aurelia.
Regarding United States Offices for U.S. Representative in realigned District 4, Republican incumbent Steve King of Kiron is being challenged by Democrat candidate Christie Vilsack of Ames.
Also, any Public Measures, Constitutional Amendments, or vacancies occurring before the General Election may be forthcoming.