Northwest Iowa — Jeff Smith has defeated challenger Kevin Wolfswinkel for the Republican nomination for State Representative, District 1. It’s a new district, made up of Lyon, Osceola, and Dickinson counties in northwest Iowa. When the lines were re-drawn, Jeff Smith, who lives in the Iowa Great Lakes area was the only incumbent living in the district. So while Smith has been a State Representative, he had never represented two-thirds of his district.
Osceola County resident Kevin Wolfswinkel decided to run, telling voters that he was the more conservative of the candidates.
Voters have selected Smith over Wolfswinkel by 54.89 to 44.97 percent.
The other state and federal races were pretty much no contest in our area.
Republican Congressman Steve King has pretty much tied up the Republican nomination for District 4. Democrat Christie Vilsack has done the same for the Democratic nomination.
State Senator Randy Feenstra ran unopposed for the Republican nomination for District 2, as did Dan Huseman for Representative District 3 and Dwayne Alons for the Republican nomination for Representative, district 4.
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