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Chickasaw County Supervisors pick new chairman

And the Chickasaw Board of Supervisors has a new chairman. 

At the first supervisors meeting of the year, it was apparently time for now-former chairman Jacob Hackman to relinquish his position – a post he previously held for the last three years. 

Rick Holthaus was nominated during the meeting and after a 3-2 vote, was elected as the new board chairman. Holthaus was a supervisor for eight years having held two full terms from 2009 to 2017. Upon receiving the nod to be chairman, he was quoted by the New Hampton Tribune as to saying:

“I shall not, will not be a dictator. If I have to, I will be a moderator… but what I’m really hoping is that I can be a facilitator.”

New supervisor Matt Kuhn nominated Holthaus – while Tim Zoll wanted Hackman to continue as chairman of the board. Holthaus, Jason Bryne, and Kuhn voted for Holthaus. Hackman and Zoll voted for Hackman. The 3-2 vote leaned in favor of Holthaus. 

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