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Jeremy Dumkrieger wins Democratic District 2 Supervisor Primary Election

In contested primary yesterday, Jeremy Dumkrieger defeated community advocate Maria Rundquist, 55 percent to 44 percent, for the Democratic nomination for the the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat.

Dumkrieger is a teacher and chair of the county Democratic Party. At the county courthouse last night, Dumkrieger said he wants to change the board’s district system to one where the candidates are represented directly by the people who elect them.

“I believe that every district should send forth their own representative, that someone from the Westside should not be choosing someone from the eastern side of Woodbury County. They are two different places, geographically, socially, culturally, economically. And I think it’s a good thing that you have someone who represents your needs.”

Dumkrieger will face Republican Dan Bittinger in the November general election. He is the lead pastor at CrossPointe Church, and he ran unopposed for the GOP nomination for the seat held by Republican Justin Wright. Wright decided not to seek another term.

Also, in a tight contest between two prosecutors in the Woodbury County Attorney's office, James Loomis narrowly defeated Jacklyn Fox last night for the Republican primary and the right to face Democratic County Attorney Patrick Jennings in November.

Turnout was good in Woodbury County yesterday. Unofficial results showed 8,865 residents participated in the primary election, or 14 percent of registered voters.

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