Category: Politics

Art Hamrick wins Clay County Board of Supervisors special election
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Art Hamrick wins Clay County Board of Supervisors special election

Art Hamrick has won Tuesday’s special election for the open Clay County Board of Supervisors seat. Unofficial results from the Clay County Auditor’s Office show Hamrick won convincingly with 57.8 percent of the votes cast by county residents. The special election was held Tuesday to fill a vacancy created by Joe Skow’s resignation. Hamrick received...

Clay County Board of Supervisors election today
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Clay County Board of Supervisors election today

Residents head to the polls today for a Clay County Board of Supervisors special election. On today’s ballot are three candidates looking to take over for resigning supervisor Joe Skow, who announced a move to Florida.   Who’s running: The three candidates are: Kevin Brown (Republican) Art Hamrick (Independent) Bill Zinn (Independent)   How and...

Rep. Megan Jones named chair of Administrative Rules Review Committee
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Rep. Megan Jones named chair of Administrative Rules Review Committee

Rep. Megan Jones has been appointed by House Speaker Linda Upmeyer to serve as chair of the Administrative Rules Review Committee in the upcoming legislative session. The committee is a bipartisan, joint body with representatives and senators that meets once a month during and in between sessions. It reviews administrative rules put forth by the...

Steve King wins close race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District
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Steve King wins close race for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District

Steve King encountered his toughest opponent of his congressional career, but emerged Tuesday night with a victory and a ninth term representing Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District. King, the Republican from Kiron, defeated Democrat J.D. Scholten of Sioux City by just more than three points last night. The GOP Congressman received 50.33 percent of the vote,...

Reynolds earns full term as first woman elected governor of Iowa
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Reynolds earns full term as first woman elected governor of Iowa

Kim Reynolds made history Tuesday night, becoming the first woman to be elected governor of Iowa. The Republican incumbent defeated Democrat Fred Hubbell to earn her first full four-year term as governor. She became governor in May 2017 when then-Gov. Terry Branstad was appointed to U.S. Ambassador to China. “I am proud to say I...

Election results: Federal, state and local
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Election results: Federal, state and local

Here’s how Election Day panned out for federal, state and local races affecting Clay County, along with a look at how Clay County voted in each race. Note: Vote totals are unofficial, but all precincts have reported. Bolded candidates have been declared winners.   Federal United States Representative District 4 Read: Steve King wins close race...

Iowa House District 2: Jones, Odor enter Election Day
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Iowa House District 2: Jones, Odor enter Election Day

Iowa House District 2 voters will decide today between a veteran incumbent Republican and a Democratic challenger running for elected office for the first time. Megan Jones, the 31-year-old Republican from Sioux Rapids, has represented the district since 2013. Her focus, she told the Signal, is to keep the state heading forward on the path...