Primary race set for Republicans who want to run for the Clinton County Board


There are five Republicans seeking one of the two nominations available to run for the Clinton County. Yesterday (Wednesday) was the deadline for filing nomination papers.

Current Board chair Jill Davisson is not seeking re-election and member Brian Schmidt is running for a state legislative seat-so there are two open seats available on the county board.


Republicans seeking the nomination to run for the County Board included Shawn Hammerlink of DeWitt, Kurt Olson of Grand Mound, Les Shields of Clinton, Dan Srp of Camanche and Lydia Whitman of Calamus.

Two Democrats, Gayle Dolan of DeWitt and Jim West of Clinton filed papers to run for the County Board.

Each party can have two candidates on the ballot.

The primary on June 2nd could select the nominees if the required level of support is gained.

In other county races – incumbent Republican Rhonda McIntyre is seeking re-election and no Democrat filed to run.

Republican County Attorney Mike Wolf is seeking another term and no Democrat is running

Clinton County Recorder Steve Mangan is retiring and not running again.  Democrat Maggie Stafford and Republican Scott Judd filed petitions to run for that office.

At the state level the deadline was earlier this month.

There will be a primary between two Democrats seeking the District 97 seat as Carl Boehl of LeClaire and Jay Saxon of Camanche are seeking the seat.  Norlin Mommsen is running for the Republicans.

The seat covers western Clinton County and part of northern Scott County.  Republican Steve Olson currently holds the seat and he announced earlier he would not be running again.

In the other area House seat representing Clinton and some of the rural areas – incumbent Democrat Mary Wolfe is seeking re-election and no Republicans are seeking the seat.

In the area state Senate seat- Current office holder – Democrat Rita Hart is seeking another term and is being challenged by Republican Brian Schmidt – who had been on the county board.