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Election 2020

MEET YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES: James Erhardt, Traer City Council

AGE: 47 PROFESSION: Business owner Anderson Collision, Erhardt Motorsports EDUCATION: North Tama High School, Hawkeye Community College, AMI continuing education in business and finance FAMILY: Wife Carmen, Son Ethan, Daughter Emily What motivated you to run for school board/city ...

MEET YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES: Jon Panfil, Traer City Council

AGE: 64 PROFESSION: Retired after 20 years as City Clerk EDUCATION: College Graduate-Accounting FAMILY: Wife Diane, Children Ben and Lucy What motivated you to run for school board/city council/mayor? My desire to stay involved in the city since my retirement. What qualities and behaviors ...

MEET YOUR LOCAL CANDIDATES: Kennan Seda, Traer City Council

AGE: 63 years young PROFESSION: Computer scientist EDUCATION: North Tama High School Class of 1976; Iowa State University, B.S. Computer Science FAMILY: I came back to Traer to care for my parents - Marvin and Florence Seda. My father is now deceased. What motivated you to run for school ...

Candidates file paperwork for upcoming city and school elections

The deadline to file as a candidate for area city and school board elections passed last week Thursday for the upcoming November 2 election and several new candidates have thrown their hat into the ring along with many of the area’s incumbents. The North Tama School Board has four seats up ...

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 ...