Hanson, Helm capture Republican nominations in primary

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Victors in Tuesday's primary race for Dallas County-level office were Dallas County Supervisor Mark Hanson, left, who was nominated as the Republican candidate for Dallas County Supervisor in the November general election, and Dallas County Precinct Election Coordinator Julia Helm, who won the Republican nomination for Dallas County Auditor in the November general election.

Unofficial results from the office of the Dallas County Elections Commissioner show Mark Hanson and Julia Helm won decisive victories Tuesday in their respective races for the Republican nominations for Dallas County Supervisor and Dallas County Auditor.

With all precincts reporting by 10:08 p.m., Hanson, a three-term incumbent from Waukee, captured 60 percent of the 1,758 ballots cast by county voters. Of his Republican rivals, Douglas Beavers of Dallas Center drew 29 percent of the votes and Eric Rose of Minburn 11 percent.

“I am humbled and honored that Dallas County Republican voters re-elected me to serve them for another term,” Hanson said when the results were announced. “I congratulate Doug Beavers and Eric Rose for their interest in serving and the positive campaigns they ran. I will continue to work with Republicans, Democrats and Independents to move Dallas County forward into the next decade.”

No Democrats entered the lists in the primary election for a seat on the Dallas County Board of Supervisors.

In the only other county-level contested race, Dallas County Precinct Election Coordinator Julia Helm of Adel garnered 65 percent of the 1,802 votes cast by Republicans in the nomination for Dallas County Auditor. Cate Bryan of Waukee, with a background in the financial services industry and currently a director of constituent services for the U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, received 23 percent of the votes.

“I feel great,” Helm said, when all precincts were reported. “Thank you to all who supported me. Back to work tomorrow picking up equipment at all the precincts.”

No Democrats stood in the primary election for the office of Dallas County Auditor.

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