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Candidates for Chickasaw County Supervisor Position Agree on Top Issues

The future of ambulance service and fixing rural roads are viewed as top priorities for the candidates on the ballot for the special supervisors election next week in Chickasaw County.

The District 1 Board of Supervisor seat became vacant with the death of Rick Holthaus January 2nd. The winner Tuesday will serve the rest out of the term, which goes through December 31st, 2024. 

The Republican candidate is Mike Winters with Democrats countering with Steven Breitbach, who was appointed interim supervisor and seeks to continue in that role with a win next week. Three independents are also  running for the post including Mark Knoll, Larry Laures, and David Tilkes. 

Knoll, who farms north of New Hampton, says one of his strengths is being open-minded.

Laures, a longtime employee at Featherlite Trailers, says he brings experience with making tough financial decisions.

Tilkes, who was the District 1 Supervisor before Holthaus won the seat in November 2020, says he’s prepared to again put in the time for the job.

Only voters in Supervisor District 1 can cast ballots in the special election, which County Auditor Stephanie Mashek says will be based on the old boundaries, since Holthaus passed away prior to January 15th, which was before the Legislative Services Agency went to work to establish new district boundaries based on the 2020 census.

*You can read more about candidates Winters and Breitbach in this story

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA

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