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County supervisor incumbents win

Gassman edges past Wittneben in House race

November 7, 2012
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

With the Presidential race still up in the air late Tuesday evening, the Emmet County local races featured more firm results.

Emmet County followed the rest of Congressional District 4 in re-electing Steve King.

King was leading challenger Christie Vilsack late 101,879 to 78,292.

Emmet County gave King the nod by a narrow margin, 2,377 to 2,101.

In the race for the newly created Iowa Senate District 4, Republican Dennis Guth narrowly won 2,198 to 2,155 over Bob Jennings in Emmet County. Guth held a slim lead, 12,324 to 11,777 late Tuesday evening.

Estherville native and Iowa State Representative John Wittneben won Emmet County 2,724 to 1,821 for Tedd Gassman for the District 7 seat. However Gassman held a 57 vote lead with all districts reporting, 7646 to 7,589. District 7 includes Emmet and Winnebago counties along with the northern portion of Kossuth County. Gassman won Winnebago County 3,274 to 2,405 and edged Wittneben 2,551 to 2,460 in Kossuth County.

In the race for three Emmet County supervisor seats, all three incumbents won re-election.

Democrat Beverly Juhl received the most votes with 3,015 followed by fellow Democrat Alan Madden with 2,702 and Republican Tim Schumacher with 2,499. David Grussing, who was nominated by petition, received 1,320 votes.

In uncontested races, incumbent auditor Mikki Erickson received 3,596 votes and Sheriff Mike Martens received 3,677 votes.

In the Contest for Emmet County Ag Extension Council the top four vote-getters for the four open seats were Jerome Schacherer (2,140), David Solbert (2,095), Bruce Chrestiansen (2,016) and Keith Richard (1,931). Other vote totals were Brent Baddeley (1,656) and Athlyn J. Black (1,508).



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