Incumbents not giving up
Two Chickasaw County supervisors who lost in last month’s primary election will be on the ballot after all this fall.District 1 Supervisor Rick Holthaus announced last week that he will run as an independent this fall while District 4 Supervisor Steve Geerts said Sunday he’s “definitely running.”Holthaus was upended by challenger David Tilkes in the Democratic primary while Geerts finished second to Ron Underwood in a three-way battle in the Republican primary.“I had a lot of people who have come up to me and really urged me to do this,” Holthaus said, “and I love my job. It’s a part-time job that I treat as a full-time one and there are some things I’d like to see completed.”Holthaus is seeking a third term on the board. He was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. He has served as the Board of Supervisors chairman for four years and as its vice chair for two years.“We’ve done a lot of good things in this county, and yes, we’ve faced some challenging times,” he said, “but we have one of the best tax rates in the state. We’ve worked through the challenges and I want to continue to do so.”For the complete story see the 7/19/2016 New Hampton Tribune.