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Strong showing for County Republicans

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cherokee County Republicans fared well in Tuesday's General Elections, as all three Republican Supervisor candidates, Rick Mongan, Dennis Bush, and Ginger Walker, won in their respective districts.

Rick Mongan
Of the 9,043 numbers of registered voters in Cherokee County 6,422 voted on Tuesday's General Election, for a turnout of 71 percent.

Dennis Bush
In District 1 in the Cherokee County Supervisors race, Incumbent Dean Schmidt (D), received 2,753 votes, while Supervisor candidate Rick Mongan (R) received 3,333 votes. That District also received nine write-in votes.

In District 2 in the Cherokee County Supervisor race, Incumbent Larry Prunty (D), received 2,775 votes, and Supervisor candidate Dennis Bush (R) received 3,210 votes. That District also received 10 write-in votes.

In District 5 in the Cherokee County Supervisor race, Supervisor candidate Marci Brown (D), received 2,420 votes, and Supervisor candidate Ginger Walker (R) received 3,588 votes. That District also received nine write-in votes.

Ginger Walker
For U.S. Representative in realigned District 4, Republican incumbent Steve King of Kiron received 3,769 votes in Cherokee County, while District 4 Democrat challenger Christie Vilsack of Ames received 2,404 votes. Martin James Monroe, a Battle Creek Independent who was nominated by petition received a total of 159 votes in Cherokee County, and there were a total of six write-in votes.

Other Cherokee incumbents who were re-elected without challenge were Dave Scott (R), 4,935 votes for Cherokee County Sheriff, and Kris Glienke (R), 4,915 votes for Cherokee County Auditor.

For State Senator in realigned District 2, Republican Randy Feenstra of Hull was unopposed, and he received 4, 427 votes in Cherokee County. Also unopposed was District 3 State Representative Republican Dan Huseman of Aurelia, who received 4,931 votes in Cherokee County.

Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan received 3,656 votes in Cherokee County and President Barack Obama and running-mate Joe Biden received 2,623 votes.

Votes will be canvassed by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday November 14, and the election results will then be official.

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