As Expected, Low Turnout for Primary Elections
It was a very low turnout for Iowa's primary elections Tuesday (June 7), narrowing down candidates for the November general election. In Fayette County, the total voter turnout was 16.7%.
On the Democratic side, there was a 4-way race for U.S. Senate, and the winner was Patty Judge. She won the right to face off against Republican Senator Chuck Grassley in November.
For U.S. District 1, which covers most of Northeast Iowa, voters chose Monica Vernon over Pat Murphy. Vernon will now face incumbent Republican Rod Blum in the fall.
In races in Fayette County, for State Representative District 55, Pat Ritter received 264 votes, while Steve McCargar got 53.
On the Republican side, for State Senate district 55, Alex Popenhagen garnered 307 votes, while Michael Bergan received 107.
All of the rest of the candidates on both sides, ran unopposed.