How the candidates fared in Hamilton County

Nearly 17 percent of Hamilton County registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s Primary Election.

According unofficial election results, 1,627 ballots were cast at the eight precincts around the county. Nine-hundred twenty-three Republican ballots were submitted and 698 Democratic ballots were received.

Hamilton County results also mirrored the statewide results in most races. The following are the Hamilton County unofficial results for contested races in the Primary Election.

4th District Congress:

In the 4th district Congressional Race, Steve King of Kiron, received 72.29 percent of the vote over Republican challenger Cyndi Hanson, who received 27.40 percent. Statewide, King defeated Hanson 74.69 percent to 25.20 percent.

On the Democratic side, JD Scholten received 48.99 percent of the vote in Hamilton County. Statewide, he receive 51.22 percent, defeating fellow candidates Leann Jacobson and John Paschen. Scholten will face King in the general election Nov. 6.

Governor’s Race:

Fred Hubbell, retired Des Moines businessman, defeated a field of five other Democrats to earn the nomination for governor. He will face Gov. Kim Reynolds in general election. In Hamilton County, Hubbell received 66.52 percent of the vote, followed by Cathy Glasson with 13.10 percent, John Norris with 8.88 percent and Dr. Andy McGuire received 5.68 percent of the vote. Former candidate Nate Boulton, who dropped out the race just weeks before the primary due to allegations of sexual misconduct, received 4.51 percent of the Hamilton County votes. Ross Wilburn, former Iowa City mayor, received 1.31 percent of the vote.

Secretary of Agriculture

The five-way Republican primary race for Iowa agriculture secretary remains unresolved as the incumbent appears just shy of the threshold needed to secure the nomination. Statewide Mike Naig received just shy of 35 percent of the vote, followed by State Sen. Dan Zumbach with 21.38 percent. Unofficial state results show that Naig is about 233 votes short of the 35 percent needed to lock in the nomination. Similarly, in Hamilton County, Naig received 43.6 percent of the vote, while Zumbach received 21.28 percent. Other candidates included Craig Lang who had 14.23 percent of the vote, Ray Gaesser who earned 12.27 percent of the vote, and Chad Ingels who had 8.49 percent. The race is expected to go to the state Republican convention to determine the candidate who will face Democrat Tim Gannon, a former USDA official.

Secretary of State

Deidre DeJear edged out fellow Democrat Jim Mowrer statewide for the nomination for Secretary of State. She received 51.09 percent compared to Mowrer’s 48.73 percent. In Hamilton County, Mowrer defeated DeJear, 64.5 percent to 35.5 percent. DeJear will face Incumbent Paul Pate in November.

County Treasurer

Republican Judy Warwick will face Democrat Colleen Hanson in the November general election. Warwick received 57.35 percent of the vote, defeating Cheryl Westrum, 41.54 percent.

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