Northeast Iowa Election Results For Fayette County
Some of last night's election results in Northeast Iowa, turned out pretty close.
First of all, though, Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has won a full term in office by defeating Democratic businessman Fred Hubbell.
Reynolds' victory Tuesday makes her the first woman elected governor in Iowa. She previously won two terms as lieutenant governor and was promoted to chief executive in 2017 when Gov. Terry Branstad was chosen by President Donald Trump to serve as ambassador to China. Reynolds had also served in the state Legislature before her stint as Lt. Governor.
In another race which held national attention, for a seat in the U.S. House, Democrat Abby Finkenauer defeated incumbent Republican Rod Blum in the 1st District here in Northeast Iowa; both Blum and Finkenauer are from Dubuque.
And Cindy Axne beat GOP Rep. (and incumbent) David Young in southwest Iowa's 3rd Congressional District.
Finkenauer and Axne are Iowa's first female representatives in the U.S. House.
Some Eastern Iowa election results were too close to call Tuesday night.
For Iowa House District 55, which includes portions of Fayette, Winneshiek and Clayton Counties, incumbent Republican Michael Bergan had only 8 more votes than his Democratic opponent, Kayla Koether.
The unofficial vote tally was 6,902 votes for Bergan, and 6,894 for Koether.
Bergan received 2,224 votes in Fayette County, 4,096 in Winneshiek, and 582 in Clayton.
Koether won 1,642 votes in Fayette, 4,686 in Winneshiek, and 566 in Clayton County.
In House District 64, which consists of portions of Fayette and Buchanan Counties, Democratic incumbent Bruce Bearinger ran unopposed.
In other Fayette County election results, to fill 2 Board of Supervisors seats, voters chose newcomer Martin Ray Stanbrough, a Democrat, and Incumbent Republican Jeanine Tellin, from a field of 4 candidates. The unofficial vote tally was 3,876 for Tellin, 3,617 for Stanbrough, 3,286 for Darrel Dolf, and 3,205 votes to Ben Hanson.
There were two candidates for Fayette County Treasurer, and the incumbent, Republican Kyle Jacobsen, won re-election over his Democratic challenger, Tammy Wolverton. Jacobsen garnered 5,465 votes, while Wolverton received 2,637.
There were no other races in Fayette County. The Fayette County Recorder and Fayette County Attorney ran without opposition. For County Recorder, incumbent Karen Ford got 6,654 votes; and County Attorney Wayne Saur received 6,343 votes.