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No changes after canvass - Tama County write-in votes reported

June 23, 2014
By John Speer - Editor ( , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Overall turnout for the 2014 Iowa Primary on June 3 totaled just 11 percent of those eligible to vote in Tama County according to Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Laura Kopsa.

She said this is a "very low turn out" and attributed it to the lack of local contests. There were no races for nomination to any of the four courthouse posts nor the District 72 State Representative seat for either party on the June 3 ballot.

A total of 886 Republicans voted and 383 Democrats cast ballots county-wide. On election day there was a total of 3,265 registered Republicans and 3,242 registered Democrats in the county. A total of 4,607 voters were registered as Independents and 10 voters were listed with other parties.

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The Board of Supervisors canvass on Monday, June 9, resulted in no changes in the results.

Totals With Write-ins

NOTE: All write-in votes are reported as recorded in the poll books and may not reflect the conventional spelling of some names.


Republican Returns

U.S. Senate

Sam Clovis- 166; Joni Ernst- 529; Mark Jacobs- 125; Scott Schaben- 0; Matt Whitaker- 50.

U. S. Representative

District 1

Rod Blum- 529; Gail E. Bolivar- 57; Steve Rathje- 250.

Write-in: Frank Robins Jr.- 1


Terry E. Branstad- 588; Tom Hoefling- 266

Write-ins: One vote each- Bob Vander Platts, Dean Fisher, IJH, Anyone, Popeye

Treasurer of State

No candidates on ballot

Write-ins- One vote each: Maurice McWhirter, MaryLou Dahms, Garfield, Don Stansberry, Mark Taylor, Stanley Hansen, Jan Mickelson, Paul Fitzgerald, Dick Kendal, Blank, Jack L. Cooper, Jarret P. Heil, Samuel Kavalier.

Attorney General

No candidates on ballot

Write-ins: Jared Bauch- 4, Richard Vandermay- 2, Adam Gregg- 2, one vote each- David Draiman, Tom Miller, Brent d. Heeren, Maurice McWhirter, Mark Taylor, Matt Whittaker, Laura roan, Patric McMullen, No One, Samuel Kavalier

Secretary of Agriculture

Bill Northey- 762

Auditor of State

Mary Mosiman- 714

Secretary of State

Paul D. Pate- 738

Write-in- John Spear-1

State Representative

District 72

Dean Fisher- 808

Write-in- Lance Horbach-1

County Supervisor District 1

Larry Vest- 322

County Treasurer

Michelle Yuska- 787

Write-ins: one vote each- Val Kaiser, Ann Michael

County Recorder

Deborah Kupka- 780

County Attorney

Brent D. Heeren- 739

Write- ins: One vote each- Steve Kenkel, Tyler Heeren, Spanku, Ann Kuhter


Democratic Returns

U.S. Senator

Bruce Braley- 358

Write-ins: One vote each- Matt Whitaker, Joni Ernst

U. S. Representative District 1

Swati Dandekar- 53; Anesa Kajtazovic- 39; Pat Murphy- 150; Dave O'Brien 49; Monica Vernon- 85


Jack Hatch- 363

Write-in: Linda Kaloupek-1

Secretary of State

Brad Anderson- 339

Write-in- Lynn Shell-1

State Auditor

Jonathan Neiderbach- 320

Write-in: Joseph Kaloupek- 1

Secretary of Agriculture

Sherrir Taha- 316

Write-ins: Patty Judge-2, one vote each- Richard Gettle, Gary Lamb, Bill Northey, Ernest W. Maas

Attorney General

Tom Miller- 353

Write-ins- one vote each- Sam Clovis, Faye Fisher

Treasurer of State

Michael l. Fitzgerald- 349

Write-in: Linda Gettle-1

State Representative District 72

Ben Westphal- 321

Write-ins: one vote each- Dean Fisher, Mark Fisher

County Supervisor District 1

Margaret Babinat- 102

Write-in: one vote each- Ron Wishke, John Kopriva, Larry Vest

County Treasurer

No candidates on ballot

Write-ins- Michelle Yuska- 3, Blank- 3, Mary Jo Cherveny- 2, one vote each- Mary Boege, Michael Boege, Suzanne Buffalo, Alan Richards, Craig Olson, Bruce Swyler, Stan Upah, Darrel Hoyt, Sara Gilbert, Rickey l. Dennis

County Recorder

No candidates on ballot

Write-ins: Deb Kupka-2, one vote each- Pat Henle, Nancy Braach, Keith Baroon, Angie Princehouse, Priscilla Wanatee, Blank, Deborah Yuska

County Attorney

No candidate on ballot

Write-ins: Brent Heeren-2, one vote each- Allen Richards Steve Boege, Robert Kesl Sr., Kinkel, Laura Roan, Allan M. Richards



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