The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News editor 

Federal, state offices top local primary ballots

O'Brien County Sheriff race is only contested seat at local level


May 28, 2020


There will be only one polling station for the June 2 primary in Clay County – at the Clay County Administration Building in Spencer – and two in O'Brien County – at the Primghar Community Building and Crossroads Pavilion in Sheldon.

Competition might be fleeting at the local level, but voters will find a few heated races speckled throughout their ballots during the June 2 primary election.

The thickest competition is lumped in contests for federal office. Regionally, four newcomers are hoping to beat nine-term incumbent Rep. Steve King, of Kiron, for the Republican Party's nomination in the Fourth District. The crowded field includes Randy Feenstra, a state senator from Hull; businessman Steve Reeder, of Spirit Lake; businessman Bret Richards, of Irwin; and former Woodbury County supervisor and Iowa House member Jeremy...

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