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Bowman County Courthouse
104 1st St NW
Bowman, ND 58623

 

ELECTION 2014: Everything you need to know about the general election results

November 07, 2014

By BRYCE MARTIN | Pioneer Editor | bmartin@countrymedia.net

 

Bowman County saw several important races on their election ballots Nov. 4 for the 2014 General Election.

While most of the candidates for county offices went unopposed, it was a big year for write-in candidates, specifically in the Bowman County Sheriff and Bowman County State’s Attorney races.

While Sheriff Rory Teigen retains his longtime spot as sheriff, he was opposed by a write-in candidate that campaigned around the county. Jason Dodge, who opposed Teigen, captured only 172 write-in votes, compared to Teigen’s winning 1,222 votes.

Dodge did not return a request for comment.

It was a bittersweet night for Democrat Stephanie Pretzer, who ran for the District 39 State Senate seat, but was defeated by incumbent Sen. Bill Bowman. Though, she ended up victorious in another race, for Bowman County State’s Attorney.

Bowman County saw strong turnout this election round, with 59.15 percent of its population heading to the polls. The county’s four precincts—Rhame, Scranton, the city of Bowman and rural Bowman County residents—cast a total of 2,502 votes. Of that total, the most were collected from the city of Bowman, which had an important measure to consider reserved only for those that reside within its limits.

HOW BOWMAN COUNTY VOTED

Results for Bowman County races:

County Commissioner At Large:

Kenneth Steiner – 48.29%

Lynn Brackel – 49.88%

Write-in – 1.83%

County Auditor:

Sandi Tivis – 99.43%

Write-in – 0.57%

County Recorder/Clerk of District Court:

Jan Were – 99.49%

Write-in – 0.51%

County Treasurer:

Christine Septon  – 99.71%

Write-in – 0.29%

State’s Attorney:

Write-in – 100%

[Stephanie Pretzer of Scranton was the top write-in candidate for this race. She automatically is “offered” the position because she had more than 30 write-in votes and meets its qualifications.]

Bowman County Sheriff:

Rory Teigen – 87.29%

Write-in – 12.71%

[Jason Dodge, who campaigned as a write-in candidate, received 172 write-in votes.]

Supervisor, Soil Conservation District Bowman/Slope:

Trevor Steeke – 48.92%

Vernon Brown – 50.56%

Official County Newspaper:

Bowman County Pioneer – 100%

Results for City of Bowman races:

City Measure 1: (Do you approve a 1 percent city sales tax increase for the Bowman Parks and Recreation Dept.?)

NO – 64.85%

YES – 35.15%

Results for Statewide races:

[All voters within the state cast a vote for these races. The following figures represent votes cast within Bowman County. The percentages in italics represents the statewide vote total and, therefore, the winner.]

Representative in Congress:

George Sinner (D) – 27.31% (38.57%)

Kevin Cramer (R) – 67.01% (55.4%)

Jack Seaman (L) – 5.54% (5.88%)

Secretary of State:

April Fairfield (D) – 20.68% (32.26%)

Roland Riemers (L) – 5.41% (5.33%)

Alvin Jaeger (R) – 73.77% (62.29%)

Attorney General:

Kiara Kraus-Parr (D) – 16.24% (25.85%)

Wayne Stenehjem (R) – 83.62% (73.99%)

Ag Commissioner:

Doug Goehring (R) – 62.88% (56.9%)

Ryan Taylor (D) – 37.05% (42.95%)

Public Service Commissioner:

Brian Kalk (R) – 73.49% (64.72%)

Todd Reisenauer (D) – 26.37% (35.12%)

Public Service Commissioner:

Julie Fedorchak (R) – 79.08% (65.92%)

Tyler Axness (D) – 20.70% (33.9%)

Tax Commissioner:

Ryan Rauschenberger (R) – 70.21% (56.66%)

Jason Astrup (D) – 22.95% (36.76%)

Anthony Mangnall (L) – 6.77% (6.43%)

Justice of the Supreme Court:

Gerald VandeWalle – 99.28% (99.32%)

Statewide Measures:

[All voters within the state cast a vote for these races. The following figures represent votes cast within Bowman County. The percentages in italics represents the statewide vote total and, therefore, the winner.]

Measure 1: (Do you agree that life begins at conception?)

NO – 64.25% (62.1%)

YES – 37.90% (35.75%)

Measure 2: (Do you agree that a mortgage tax should not be established?)

YES – 75.53% (75.61%)

NO – 24.47% (24.39%)

Measure 3: (Do you agree that the North Dakota State Board of Education should be repealed?)

NO – 77.33%  (74.99%)

YES – 22.67% (25.01%)

Measure 4: (Do you think initiated measures that have a fiscal impact should be placed on the ballot?)

NO – 53.95% (56.67%)

YES – 46.05% (43.33%)

Measure 5: (Do you agree to establish a state conservation group and that they should be awarded a percentage of oil extraction tax revenue?)

NO – 90.72% (79.28%)

YES – 9.28% (20.72%)

Measure 6: (Do you agree that each parent should be awarded equal rights in a child custodial matter, unless otherwise contested?)

NO – 60.92% (62.21%)

YES – 39.08% (37.79%)

Measure 7: (Do you agree that parties wanting to open a pharmacy should not need to be licensed?)

NO – 67.82% (59.1%)

YES – 32.18% (40.9%)

Measure 8: (Do you agree that all public North Dakota schools should begin after Labor Day?)

NO – 57.02% (55.66%)

YES – 42.98% (44.34%)

HOW DISTRICT 39 VOTED

Results for District 39 races:

[All voters within District 39 will cast a vote. The following figures represent votes cast within all District 39 precincts.]

State Senator (District 39):

Bill Bowman (R) – 73.26%

Stephanie Pretzer (D) – 26.36%

State Representative (District 39):

Keith Kempenich (R)  – 39.86%

Denton Zubke (R) – 36.81%

Maddison Voigt (D) – 12.31%

Greg Tank (D) – 10.55%

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