Sandy Loney wins seat on Board of Supervisors

Sandy Loney

Republican Sandy Loney of Humboldt was elected to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Loney defeated Todd George, 686 to 278 to win the District 2 seat currently held by Carl Mattes, who chose not to run again after 12 years of service.
Incumbent Republican Supervisor Bruce Reimers ran unopposed and received 673 votes to retain the District 1 seat.
Incumbent Republican Supervisor Rick Pedersen received 619 votes to retain the District 3 seat.
County Treasurer Jana Bratland (3,644 votes), County Recorder Diane Amundson (3,539 votes), and County Attorney Jon Beaty (3,392 votes) were all re-elected. All three ran unopposed.
Tim McCartan (2,757 votes) and Molly Varangkounh (2,500 votes) were both elected to the Board of Trustees of Humboldt County Memorial Hospital.
Elected to the Soil and Water Conservation District Commission were Jeff Helvick (2,817 votes) and James Sayers (2,489 votes).
Elected to the County Agricultural Extension Council were Kerri Mertz, Krystle Graaf, Robert Abens, Tyler Lane and Rhonda Vinsand.
Humboldt County voters chose Republican Kim Reynolds over Fred Hubbell by a large margin, 2,789 to 1,197 in the race for Governor of Iowa.
In fact, Republicans had a good night in races in Humboldt County with U.S. Representative Steve King tallying 2,473 votes to 1,472 for Democratic challenger J.D. Shloten.
For Secretary of State, Republican Paul Pate won Humboldt County with 2,800 votes to 1,097 for Deidre DeJear.
For Auditor, Republican Mary Mosiman tallied 2,497 votes to 1,400 for Rob Sand.
For Treasurer, Republican Jeremy Davis had 2,268 votes to 1,633 for incumbent Michael Fitzgerald.
For Secretary of Agriculture, Republican Mike Naig had 2,802 votes to 1,102 for Tim Gannon.
For Attorney General, incumbent Democrat Tom Miller was re-elected with 2,559 votes to 837 for Marco Battaglia.
In the race for State Senator, incumbent Republican Tim Kraayenbrink had 2,861 votes to 1,139 votes for John O’Brien in Humboldt County.
For State Representative, incumbent Republican Mike Sexton had 2,871 votes to 1,137 for Jake Thompson.
See complete results in next week’s Humboldt Independent or at

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