By David Hotle, The JOURNAL
Polls for the 2018 primary election will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday throughout the county and run until 9 p.m. Unofficial results of the election will be posted on The Washington Evening Journal website as soon as they become available Tuesday evening.
In the U.S. Representative District 2 race, incumbent Democrat Dave Loebsack is running unopposed for the nomination. He will likely face Christpopher Peters, who is running unopposed for the GOP nod.
In the Governor?s race, Incumbent Kim Reynolds is running unopposed for the GOP nomination. She will face off against the winner of the Democratic primary. Democratic candidates on the ballot include Nate Boulton, who has annuced that he is suspending his campaign, Cathy Glasson, Fred Hubbell, Andrea Andy McGuire, John Norris and Ross Wilburn. In the Libertarian Party, candidates Marco Battaglia and Jake Porter are competing for the spot on the November ballot.
Incumbent GOP candidate Paul D. Pate is running unopposed to keep his secretary of state position. He will face the winner of the Democratic primary, in which candidates Deidre DeJear and Jim Mowrer are competing.
Auditor of State Mary Mosiman is running unopposed. Rob Sand is also running unopposed for the Democratic spot.
The Republicans have no candidate for Treasurer of State while Democrat Michael L. Fitzgerald is running unopposed.
In the secretary of agriculture race, Republicans Ray Gaesser, Chad Ingels, Craig Lang, Mike Naig, and Dan Zumbach are all seeking the spot on the ballot while Democrat Tim Gannon is running unopposed.
The Republicans are not fielding a candidate for Attorney General and Democrat Tom Miller is running unopposed.
In the State Senate District 39 race, newcomer Heather Hora is running unopposed for the Republican nomination to face incumbent Democrat Kevin Kinney, who is also running unopposed Tuesday.
Incumbent State Representative for District 78 Jarad Klein is running unopposed for the GOP nod while Kimberly K. Davis is running unopposed for the Democrat nod.
In the State Representative District 84 race, Republicans Martin Amos, Trevor Lynn, Sheila Matheney, and Joe Mitchell are all seeking the spot on the ballot, while Democrat Jason Moats is running unopposed.
In the Washington County Board of Supervisors race, District 3 representative Abe Miller is running unopposed. In District 5, Republican incumbentRichard Young is also running unopposed.
Washington County Treasurer Jeffrey Garrettis running unopposed to keep his position. Incumbent Jo Ellen Greiner is also running unopposed to keep her county recorder position. John Gish is running unopposed for county attorney.
Voters in the Ainsworth Precinct, which has the City of Ainsworth, Oregon Township, Highland Township, and Iowa Township, can vote at the Ainsworth Fire Department located at 645 Highway 92 in Ainsworth.
Voters in the Brighton-Marion- Crawford Precinct, which has the City of Brighton, City of Coppock, City of Crawfordsville, Brighton Township, Marion Township, and Crawford Township, can vote at the Brighton Community Building, located at 100 E. Washington St. in Brighton.
Voters in the Kalona Precinct, which has the City of Kalona and the English River Township, can vote at the Kalona Public Library located at 510 C Avenue in Kalona.
Voters in the Riverside Precinct, which has the City of Riverside and the Iowa Township, can vote at Riverside City Hall located at 60 Greene St.
Ward 1 Board of Supervisors district 4 voters can vote at the Washington County Courthouse at 222 W. Main St. in Washington.
Voters in the Ward 2 Board of Supervisors District 5 precinct can vote at the Central Park Community Center at 107 W. Washington St.
Voters in the ward 3, Board of Supervisors District 5 precinct can vote at the United Presbyterian Home, 1203 E. Washington St.
Voters in the ward 4, Board of Supervisors district 4 precinct can vote at Halcyon House, S. Avenue B entrance.
Voters in the Wellman Precinct, which includes the City of Wellman, Lime Creek Township, and English River Township can vote at the Parkside Activities Center in Wellman, located at 525 13th St.
The West Chester Precinct, which includes the City of West Chester, Franklin Township, Cedar Township, Seventy-six Township, Dutch Creek Township, and Clay Township, can vote at the Heritage Building in West Chester located at 510 Main St.