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GOP voters turn out for primary

By Staff | Jun 9, 2010

One more vote could count Lori Milburn made sure to vote in the primary election Tuesday. Turnout was light in the morning but picked up later in the day. EDN photo by Michael Tidemann

With contested races for both Iowa governor and Emmet County supervisors, Republicans had a reason to turn out for the primary on Tuesday.

Six hundred fifty-two went to the polls compared to 260 Democrats.

Unofficial election results are as follows.

Three candidates were vying for two spots for the Republican nomination for Emmet County Supervisor.

Challenger Jon Martyr drew the most votes with 367 (40.33 percent) while incumbent James C. Jenson came in second with 295 votes (32.42 percent). Challenger Beth Heifner received 241 votes (26.48 percent).

Martyr and Jenson along with Democratic nominees Ron Smith and Roger Anderson will vie for two seats on the county board in November’s General Election.

Anderson received 192 votes while Smith received 181 votes.

In the GOP?race, Emmet County gave former governor Terry Branstad its support with 437 votes (38.17 percent). Challenger Bob Vander Plaats received 160 votes (24.96 percent) and Rod Roberts received 44 votes (6.86 percent).

In the U.S. Senate primaries, Democrat Roxanne Conlin received 172 votes in Emmet County (76.11 percent) while Bob Krause received 42 votes (18.58 percent and Thomas L. Fiegen received 12 votes (5.31 percent. Conlin will face GOP nominee Charles Grassley in November’s General Election. Grassley received 562 votes.

Watch for more election coverage in Thursday’s Daily News.