Mills County Has 75-percent Election Turnout

More than 75 percent of registered voters in Mills County participated in the 2020 general election.

“It was definitely the largest turnout we’ve had in all the years I’ve been here,” Mills County Auditor and Election Commissioner Carol Robertson said.

Robertson said 8,287 of 11,003 registered voters in Mills County cast a ballot. Over 5,000 of those were cast early/absentee – most in person at the auditor’s office or placed in a ballot drop box at the courthouse.

“Very few came through the mail. The vast majority were dropped off,” Robertson said.

Early and mail-in voting reached record levels across the country, due in great part to public health concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although there were no contested races at the county level, high interest in state and federal races fueled voter turnout locally.

Nationally, approximately 150 million ballots were cast.

Mills County Election Results
Board of Supervisors (2 elected)
Lonnie Mayberry (R), 5,553; Carol Vinton (R), 5,349.

Mills County Auditor
Carol Roberston (R), 6,986.

Mills County Sheriff

Travis Oetter (R), 6,599.

Township Trustees
(2 elected in each township)
Anderson - Bryan Sowers, 114; Matthew Towne, 127.             
Deer Creek – R. Scott Hillyer, 76; Jack Harbor, 66.
Glenwood – Donald Duysen, 542; Clay Lincoln, 574.
Indian Creek – Rob Washburn, 130; David Anderson, 123.
Ingraham – Jim Goos, 144; Jeff Goos, 124.
Lyons – Robert F. Deitchler, 118; Dain M. Lundvall, 102.
Oak – John Stacey, 1,074; Larry L. Lauridsen, 967.
Plattville – Dennis Lincoln, 102; Jim Robertson, 99.
Rawles – Dan Blackburn, 204; Jeremy Marvel, 159.
Silver Creek – Michael Roenfeld, 124; Wilford S. Shehan, 97.
St. Mary – Lori Green, 38; Paul Thieschafer, 38.
White Cloud – Heath Sayers, 74, Michael L. Irvin, 56.

Soil and Water
Conservation District (3 elected)

Paul Hathaway, 5061; Rodney Seipold, 4,908; Write-in, 198.

Agriculture Extension Council
(4 elected)

Megan Kendrick, 4,738; James Springhower, 4,467; Jamie R. Thompson, 3,982; Nichole Walter, 4,132.

State Offices
Iowa House of Rep. District 23
David Sieck (R), 6676.

Iowa Senate District 12
Mark Costello (R), 5,439; Joey Norris (D), 2,288.

Federal Offices


Donald J.Trump (R), 5,572; Joseph R. Biden (D), 2,500; Jo Jorgensen (L), 100; Kanye West, 16; Howie Hawkins (GRN), 12; Roque Rocky DeLaFuente (ALL), 7; Don Blankenship (CON), 7; Ricki Sue King (GKH), 2.

U.S. Senator
Joni Ernst (R), 5,335; Theresa Greenfield (D), 2,536; Rick Stewart (LIB), 177; Suzanne Herzog, 81.

U.S. House Of Rep. District 3
David Young (R), 5,151; Cindy Axne (D), 2,609; Bryan Holder (LIB), 268.

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