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THE EXCHANGE 10.19.22: Iowa Governor Debate, Woodbury County Forum, and Interview with Republican Candidate for Iowa Senate Rocky De Witt

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On November 8th, Iowans will head to the polls to decide local and statewide races. There are two women on the ballot for Governor, Incumbent Republican Kim Reynolds, who is seeking her second term in office, and Democrat Deirdre DeJear, a small business owner, Drake graduate, and candidate for Secretary of State in 2018.

The two faced off in their only debate this election cycle on Iowa PBS Monday, October 17th.

Last week’s edition of the Exchange focused on a League of Women Voters forum with local candidates running for Iowa Statehouse. Only the Democratic incumbents took part: State Representative Steve Hanson and State Senator Jackie Smith. Smith’s Republican challenger, Rocky Dewitt, says he could not participate in the forum due to a scheduling conflict.

INTERVIEW: Candidate for Iowa Senate Rocky De Witt
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* Interview with De Witt includes content surrounding the LEC project in Woodbury County.

This week’s edition of The Exchange also features highlights from a League of Women Voters forum at Western Iowa Tech Community College on October 11th.

Highlights from LWVSC Forum Featuring Candidates for Offices in Woodbury County
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Forum For Candidates Running for Woodbury County Supervisor (D2)

Woodbury County Supervisor (District 2): Dan Bittinger (R) and Jeremy Dumkrieger (D)

Woodbury County Attorney: PJ Jennings (D) and James Loomis (R)

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PJ Jennings
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James Loomis

Matthew Ung is running unopposed in District 4. Another uncontested race is for Woodbury County Treasurer. Republican Tina Bertrand is seeking her first full term after being appointed to the post after the retirement of former Treasurer Mike Clayton.

For highlights from the League of Women Voter's forum featuring candidates for Iowa Statehouse, check out previous editions of The Exchange on our station website kwit.org. Thanks for listening. Election day is November 8th, with polls open from 7 a.m. until. 8 p.m. in Iowa.

More information on voting and early voting in Woodbury County and precinct locations can be found on the website elections.woodburycountyiowa.gov.

Sheila Brummer returns to her radio roots as a Reporter/Special Projects Producer for Siouxland Public Media KWIT-KOJI.