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Election 2020

Republicans capture all Tama County races in 2020

Republicans in Tama County have swept all state and local contests in Tuesday’s 2020 General Election. In the upset of the night, William Faircloth (R-Toledo) overtook three-term incumbent Kendall Jordan (D-Toledo) in a race for the Tama County District 2 Supervisor seat. Unofficial vote ...

Trump, Ernst lead Iowa Youth Straw Poll races

DES MOINES – Thousands of students cast ballots in Secretary of State’s Paul Pate’s Iowa Youth Straw Poll today. They voted for their preferred candidates in the U.S. Presidential race, along with Iowa’s U.S. Senate and U.S. House races. As of 5:15 p.m., with more than 27,000 votes ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Dave Degner

Iowa Senate District 36 ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Dave Degner Party: Democrat Age: 43 Residence: Clutier Hometown: Traer Profession: Truck driver/driver instructor Education: North Tama HS (’96), BA in Political Science and Intl. Affairs, University of Northern Iowa (’20) ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Jeff Edler

Iowa Senate District 36 ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Jeff Edler Party: Republican Age: 44 Residence: Rural State Center Hometown: Rural Melbourne Profession: Farmer Education: BS Iowa State University (Ag Studies) Family: Stephanie (wife) Wyatt, Whitney, Sienna, Elizabeth, Aubrey, Sawyer ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Jeff Schrock

Tama County Sheriff ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Jeff Schrock Party: Democrat Residence: Toledo Profession: Education: Associated Degree in Applied Science-Police Science Family: Wife - Holly and three children Kordell, Athena and Kalem Experience: 25 years Law Enforcement and Police ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Dennis Kucera

Tama County Sheriff ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Dennis Kucera Party: Republican Residence: Traer Profession: Law Enforcement, Peace Officer Education: Graduate North Tama Schools, Certified Peace Officer, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, including annual training in all aspects of law ...

Absentee ballot voting to begin

Absentee ballot request numbers are trending upward in Tama County as absentee ballots will begin to be mailed starting Oct. 5. The June primary saw record breaking voter turnout in both overall votes cast as well as absentee ballots submitted. 529,586 Iowans cast ballots in the June ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Christina Blackcloud

Iowa House of Representatives - District 72 ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Christina Blackcloud Age: 41 Residence: Tama Hometown: Born in Omaha, raised on the Meskwaki Indian Settlement near Tama and lived a short time in South Dakota. Profession: Organic Farmer Education: Dual BA in ...

Election 2020 Q&A: Dean Fisher

Iowa House of Representatives - District 72 ABOUT THE CANDIDATE Name: Dean Fisher Age: 64 Residence: Montour, Iowa Hometown: Montour and Garwin Profession: Electronics Engineering, Farming, Legislator Education: Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute ...