Hollingshead ousted by Behn, Zinnel for Boone County BOS

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Chad Behn, left, and Bill Zinnel won the Republican nomination for the Boone County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

Chet Hollingshead
Chet Hollingshead

Ogdenite Chet Hollingshead failed to win the Republican nomination for Boone County Supervisor in Tuesday’s primary election. The one-term county officeholder was outdistanced by Boone farmer Chad Behn, who captured 37 percent of the vote, and Boone banker Bill Zinnel, who took 34 percent.

Twenty-two percent of Boone County voters chose Hollingshead, and 5 percent voted for Taylor Tidgren. A total of 1,364 votes were cast in the Republican primary race for the county supervisor nomination.

Hollingshead rose to prominence in 2012 when he was elected to the three-member board at the age of 23, making him one of the youngest county supervisors in Iowa. He made headlines again a year later when he was arrested and later convicted of fourth-degree theft in an incident involving a tavern sign in Dayton.

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