Helm files primary election papers Monday for Republican nomination

Julia Helm, left, Dallas County Precinct Election Coordinator, filed nomination papers Monday with Dallas County Elections Deputy Kim Owen. With her filing, Helm's name will be placed on the June 7 primary election ballot. She seeks the Republican nomination for Dallas County auditor and commissioner of elections.

Dallas County Precinct Election Coordinator Julia Helm submitted nomination papers Monday for a spot on the June 7 primary election ballot. The Adel resident is seeking the Republican nomination for Dallas County auditor and commissioner of elections.

“I am running,” Helm said, “because I have the passion and the election experience to ensure the voting process in Dallas County is secure and accurate. Also, maintaining the integrity of real estate records in the fastest growing county in Iowa. I am ready to get to work on day one of my term with my experience in all the different aspects of the auditor’s office.”

Helm announced her candidacy in January, following the announced retirement of Dallas County Auditor Gene Krumm, who has served 12 years in the elected position. Krumm has endorsed Helm as his successor.

“I have worked with Gene for seven years,” Helm said, “and when he asked if I would consider running in 2016, I felt proud he thought I was capable of handling the challenges of the auditor’s office. His endorsement of my candidacy means a great deal to me.”

One other primary candidate has entered the race for the Republican nomination for Dallas County auditor. Waukee resident Cate Bryan announced her bid for the office in January. No Democrats have entered the race.

The deadline to file nomination papers is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. Nomination papers must be filed in the office of the county auditor.

More information about Helm can be found at www.juliahelmforauditor.com and on her Facebook page, Julia Helm for Auditor.


  1. Another Republican running our elections here? I think not. I’ll be for supporting just about anyone else with a pulse.


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