Published On: Thu, May 22nd, 2014

Primary results released

CENTER — The 2014 Knox County Primary Election is now over and the County voter turnout was slightly over 42%.

The Primary Election is a nominating process and those nominated will face off in the General Election Nov. 4, 2014. The following is information regarding local candidates:

The Wausa School Board race will have six candidates nominated onto the General Election. As the school district extends into Cedar and Pierce Counties, the votes cast in those counties along with the votes cast in Knox County resulted in the following candidates being nominated: Mark Dawson, Derek Cunningham, Chad Vanness, Michael Kumm, Brian Wakeley and Kristal Thorell. Three candidates will be elected in the General Election.

On the County level, Clerk of the District Court Karen Riesberg was nominated and will now face off against Matt Fischer. Fischer was automatically nominated as he was the only Democratic candidate who filed for the office.

Marty O’Connor, Supervisor District 1 was nominated and will now face Kerry Kolterman in the General Election.

Virgil Miller, Supervisor District 3 was nominated and will face Jeff A. Uhlir who was also automatically nominated.

Kevin Mackeprang was nominated for Supervisor District 5 and Jim Borgmann was nominated for Supervisor 7. These candidates ran on the Republican ticket and there were no Democratic or Libertarian candidates who ran in the Primary Election.

In the Sheriff race, incumbent Don Henery was nominated in the Primary Election. There were no Democratic or Libertarian candidates who ran for this race.

Other County officials who were automatically nominated onto the General Election were County Assessor Monica J. McManigal, County Attorney John Thomas, County Clerk Joann M. Fischer, County Surveyor Michael D. Skroch and County Treasurer Cathy Stark.

The County Clerk’s Office has been receiving calls from interested write-in candidates. Those interested must contact the County Clerk’s Office because, depending on the race, there may be the requirement of filing a write-in candidate affidavit along with supporting documentation if needed.

Also, questions received were regarding petitioning onto the General Election ballot. There needs to be a vacancy in the race to allow petitioning. You need to contact the Knox County Clerk’s Office if you have any further questions on this process.

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