Thompson, Weaver to face off for IA House

In most races, Greene County voters vote like rest of Iowa

In the only “local” primary race, Phil Thompson, a 2009 Jefferson-Scranton graduate, has won the Republican nomination for the Iowa House District 47 seat.

Unofficial results show Thompson with 589 votes, Donald Batt of Boone with 380 votes, and Victoria Sinclair of Boone with 259 votes.

Thompson’s victory in Greene County was enough to carry the race. In his home county he received 323 votes while Batt received 37 and Sinclair got 72 votes.

Batt won in Boone County with 343 votes. Thompson got 266 votes and Sinclair got 187.

Thompson will face Democrat David Weaver of rural Rippey in the Nov. 6 general election. Weaver was unopposed in the Democratic primary.

With Republican incumbents Gov Kim Reynolds, Secretary of State Paul Pate, and Auditor of State Mary Mossiman unopposed in the primary, the race for Secretary of Agriculture drew interest. Greene County Republican primary voters split evenly between Craig Lang and Mike Naig, awarding them each 149 votes. Dan Zumbach received 48 votes, Ray Gaesser got 32 votes, and Chad Ingels got 25 votes.

Also in the Republican primary, incumbent US Rep Steve King received 363 votes in Greene County while challenger Cyndi Hanson received 88 votes.

A total of 472 voters participated in the Republic primary.

Greene County Democrats closely watched the gubernatorial and Congressional races. In the race for the Democratic nomination for governor, Greene County voters picked Fred Hubbell with 310 votes. John Norris received 70 votes, Cathy Glasson got 54 votes, Andrea Andy McGuire got 20 votes, Nate Boulton got 15 votes, and Ross Wilburn got no votes.

In the contest for the ballot position for the Fourth Congressional district seat, J.D. Scholten got 234 votes, Leann Jacobsen got 117 votes, and John Paschen got 75 votes. The winner of the primary will presumably face Steve King in November.

A total of 477 voters participated in the Democratic primary.

Assistant Greene County attorney Thomas Laehn, running for the position of county attorney as a Libertarian, got 16 votes – 100 percent of the votes cast in that race. No Democrat nor Republican was on the respective ballots for county attorney.

A total of 967 ballots were cast, for a voter turn-out of 14.66 percent.

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