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Primary Election To Feature Contest For Supervisor’s Seat

By Staff | Apr 6, 2010

A contest will appear on the primary ballots for the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors in the upcoming June 8 primary. A pair of candidates will oppose each other in the primary on the Democratic ticket for the District Two Board of Supervisor’s seat. The deadline for filing nomination papers for the June 8 primary election was at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31.

The contested election on the Democratic ticket will feature a pair of Emmetsburg business owners running for the Democratic nomination for the District Two Seat on the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors. Norlyn Stowell and Nancy Wentzel have both filed nomination papers for the District two seat, which cover Wards One and Two of the City of Emmetsburg and Freedom Township Northwest. Jerry Hofstad, who is currently serving as the Chair of the Board, is also running for re-election to the board on the Republican ticket and is unopposed in the primary.

In Supervisor District Five, Incumbent Supervisor Ed Noonan will run unopposed on the Republican ballot for re-election to his seat on the board, while Jim Neighbors of Ruthven will run unopposed on the Democratic ballot in the primary for the position.

Incumbent Supervisor Keith Wirtz is running unopposed for re-election to his seat representing District One as a Republican candidate. In addition County Treasurer Mary Hilfiker and County Recorder Bonnie Whitney are both running unopposed in their bids for re-election to their respective offices.

The office of Palo Alto County Attorney will have Incumbent Democratic candidate Peter C. Hart running for re-election to his post, while Lyssa Henderson of Emmetsburg will run as a Republican candidate for the office.

The Primary election is slated for Tuesday, June 8.