Voter turnout was light in Tuesday's primary elections in Jasper County with only one contested race for registered Republicans and Democrats to decide upon countywide.
In the Republican primary for U.S. 2nd District, John Archer beat Dan Dolan 573 to 267 in countywide balloting. Archer won the primary election district wide.
Incumbent 2nd District Congressman Dave Loebsack beating challenger Joe Seng 585 to 104 in the Democratic primary race in Jasper County. He will face Archer in the November election.
In the three-way Republican primary in Iowa Senate District 14, which includes four townships in southern Jasper County, Amy Sinclair (153) topped Steve Everly (106) and Stephanie Jones (20) in Jasper County voting. She won the district-wide election and will face Dick Schrad in the November election. Schrad topped Jason Demichelis 29 to 13 in Democratic primary voting in Jasper County.
Greg Heartsill beat Len Gosselink 213 to 93 in Republican primary voting in Jasper County for the Iowa House District 28 seat, which also includes four townships in southern Jasper County. Heartsill will face Megan Suhr (43 votes), who ran unopposed on the Democratic ballot, in November.
Republican Gabe Swersie ran unopposed on the Republian primary ballot for the Iowa House District 29 seat. He received 490 votes. He will face incumbent Democrat Dan Kelley, who received 632 votes, in the November election, a rematch of the election two years ago.
There were no contested county races. Doug Cupples ran unopposed on the Republican ballot for Jasper County Supervisor (714 votes) and will face incumbent Democrat Denny Stevenson (660 votes) in the November election.
Incumbent Jasper County Auditor Dennis Parrott ran unopposed on the Democrat ballot and received 666 votes. Jasper County Republicans did not field a challenger in the primary.
Chief Deputy Sheriff John Halferty ran unopposed on the Democratic primary ballot for Jasper County Sheriff and received 681 votes. Republicans did not field a challenger.
A total of 1,618 votes were cast in the Jasper County primary elections. Registered Jasper County Republicans cast 887 votes, 10.9 percent of the total 8,112 registered voters, and registered Democrats cast 731 ballots, 7.2 percent of their 10,021 total.