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Challengers win place on November ballot

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Plymouth County will sport new faces in the general election after the defeat of two incumbent supervisors.

John A. Schneider won 1,346 to David Vander Hamm's 1,224 in District 2, with the lead mostly from Le Mars voters.

For District 5 supervisor, Jim Henrich of rural Akron grabbed a lead of 37 percent, making him the Republican candidate in the Nov. 2 general election to face Democrat Steven Welch, who was unopposed in his party.

Incumbent Richard Philips came in second of the four Republicans for District #5:

Stephen L. Brown495
Jim Henrich953
Merle Huls392
Richard Philips730

Election results are unofficial until after county supervisors canvass the votes at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse. The auditor's office still has 38 absentee ballots to arrive in the mail.

K. Kae Meyer, auditor, was the top county vote-getter with 1,658 to challenger Dan Ryan's 995 votes.

While Sen. Kenneth Veenstra won in Plymouth County, he lost to challenger Dave Mulder in Iowa Senate District 2, which includes Lyon, most of Sioux County and west Plymouth County.

Mulder, a long-time educator from Sioux Center, could face a Democrat or independent candidate who might file for the November election.

In Iowa House District #3, where Rep. Ralph Klemme retired from the Legislature, Chuck Soderberg defeated Kent Schwiesow.

Soderberg, first elected to the Le Mars city council in 1998, is vice president of planning and legislative services for Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative in Le Mars, a wholesale electric cooperative, which he joined in 1979, after graduating from Westmar College.

No Democrat or independent has announced for House District #3.

Democrats in Plymouth County followed the western Iowa Fifth District lead of choosing E. Joyce Schulte over Gene Blanshan and Sal Mohamed to face Republican incumbent Rep. Steve King in November.

(Thursday's Daily Sentinel will show votes from the 13 precincts and absentee ballots for each candidate. Those totals can be found on the county's Web site at: www.co.plymouth.ia.us.)



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