The stage appears to be set for the Floyd County Board of Supervisors to get a complete makeover come January 1, 2023.
None of the current supervisors, Linda Tjaden, Roy Schwickerath or Doug Kamm, filed to seek re-election as the county switches from three seats elected at-large to three districts of equal population with each supervisor residing in the district they represent. The terms of Tjaden, Schwickerath and Kamm come to an end December 31st.
The final candidate to file by the Friday deadline for the June Primary was Democrat Joshua Mack, a current member of the Charles City School Board. He filed to run in the new District 2, which includes Charles City precincts 2 and 3, along with St. Charles Township North. Democrat Stewart Dalton and Republican Dennis Keifer have also filed to run in District 2.
Candidates for the new District 1, consisting of Charles City Precinct 1, plus St. Charles Township South and Ulster, Scott, Union, Pleasant Grove, and Riverton townships are Democrat Mark Kuhn and Republican Julius Bryant. Kuhn previously served as a Floyd County Supervisor from 1993 to 1998 and from 2011 to 2018. He also served in the Iowa Legislature from 1999 to 2010.
Republican Jeff Hawbaker is the only candidate to file in the new District 3, made up of Rockford, Rudd, Rock Grove, Floyd, Cedar and Niles townships.
Floyd County Recorder, Attorney. and Treasurer positions are also up for election this year, but only one candidate filed for each post. County Attorney Rachel Gibney will seek re-election; County Recorder Amy Assink, who was appointed to the position, has filed to run for the post full-time; and Jessie Lynn Holm filed to run for County Treasurer to replace Frank Rottinghaus who will not seek re-election.
See a list of those who filed for various positions in Floyd County below.
Primary Candidate Filings Received
Floyd County Recorder
Amy Assink – Republican, Charles City
Floyd County Attorney
Rachel Ginbey – Republican, Rockford
Floyd County Treasurer
Jessie Lynn Holm – Republican, Charles City
Floyd County Supervisor – District 1
Julius Bryant – Republican, Charles City
Mark Kuhn – Democratic, Charles City
Floyd County Supervisor -District 2
Stewart Dalton – Democratic, Charles City
Dennis Keifer – Republican, Charles City
Josh Mack- Democratic, Charles City
Floyd County Supervisor -District 3
Jeff Hawbaker – Republican, Floyd
General Candidate Filings Received
Cedar Township Trustee
David Wetherell – Orchard
Larry Tjaden – Charles City
Scott Township Trustee
Andrew Kruse – Marble Rock
Paul Ott – Marble Rock
Scott Township Clerk
Samantha Kruse – Marble Rock
Ulster Township Trustee
Randy Heitz – Charles City
Gerald Schmitt – Rockford
Ulster Township Clerk
William J Dolan – Marble Rock
Union Township Trustee
Ricky Rex – Marble Rock
Mark Schlader –Marble Rock
Union Township Clerk
Randall Schweizer – Marble Rock