Several O’Brien County People File Papers To Be On June Primary Ballot

Date posted - March 20, 2012

A number of candidates have returned papers at the county level to be on the ballot for the June 5th Primary Election in O’Brien County.

Potential candidates for county offices have until Wednesday, March 28th, at 5 PM to file, and they need two percent of the 2010 vote for the gubernatorial candidate of the party in the county or 100 signatures, whichever is less.

So far, for the O’Brien County Board of Supervisors, there is one candidate for District 1, which is all of eastern O’Brien County except for the southernmost tier. James DeBoom is running as a Republican.

There are four running as Republicans for District 2, which is most of Franklin Township, Summit Township, including the city of Primghar, and most of Dale Township. They are Clara Black, John Haack, Wes Schnack, and John Steensma.

For the new District 3, which is western Sheldon from Washington Avenue to Western Avenue, there are three Republicans and one Democrat. The Republicans are Rob Hegenbarth, Nancy McDowell, and Edmond Stephens. Duane Kooistra is running as a Democrat.

District 4 is the rest of Sheldon that’s in O’Brien County, as well as most of Floyd Township, Carroll Township, and some of Baker Township. There are two Republicans running. They are Tom Farnsworth and Richard Haack.

One Republican and one Democrat are running for District 5, which is the rest of the county — basically southern O’Brien County including the towns of Germantown, Paullina, Calumet, and Sutherland. The Republican is Dan Friedrichsen and the Democrat is Darwin Dau.

County Auditor Barbara Rohwer is so far unopposed as a Republican.

No other candidates have filed their papers yet.

For a map of the new O’Brien County Supervisor Districts, please click here.

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