General election ballots set for Nov. 5

The field is set for this fall’s general election in Mills County.           

More than 1,600 voters cast ballots in Tuesday’ night primary elections in to decide who will represent each party on the Nov. 5 ballot.

There were just two contested races for Republicans in Mills County for county courthouse positions. In the Mills County Board of Supervisor race, where two candidates advance to the general, newcomer Jack A. Sayers and incumbent Lonnie Mayberry were the top vote getters.

Sayers received 884 votes and Mayberry 773.

Carol Vinton, who has served on the board of supervisors for eight years, was third with 702 votes.

In the Mills County Auditor race to represent the Republicans on the ballot, Glenwood City Administrator/Finance Director Amber Farnan topped Ami Petersen, who was appointed to the position in 2023 following the retirement of longtime county auditor Carol Robertson. Farnan received 809 votes to Petersen’s 548.

DeShawne Bird-Sell ran unopposed on the Republican ballot for county attorney and Council Bluffs Police Captain Greg Schultz, a former Glenwood officer, the Republican running for county sheriff, both moved on to the general election.

Incumbent Republican State Rep. David Sieck (District 16) and incumbent State Sen. Mark Costello (District 8) both ran unopposed.

In the race for Iowa’s District 4 seat in the U.S. House Of Representatives, Republican incumbent Randy Feenstra survived a primary challenge from Kevin Virgil. Feenstra received 818 votes to Vigil’s 456.

There were no Democrats running for any of the county courthouse offices, but two members of the party were on the ballot for state legislative seats.

Candella Foley-Finchem was unopposed in her bid to be the Democrat candidate for the District 16 seat in the House of Representatives and Ryan Lee Roenfeld was the lone Democrat seeking the District 8 state senate seat.

Ryan Melton was unopposed on the Democratic ballot for District 4 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jessica Brooks, the Libertarian Party candidate on county board of supervisors primary election ballot received 15 votes.

The Opinion-Tribune

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