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Dubuque County Races: McDonough, Wickham Advance in Supervisor Race, May Tops Meyer in Attorney Primary

The lone incumbent running for a seat on the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors has advanced to the general election. Jay Wickham, who’s been on the board since 2015, was one of the two Democrats to emerge from a three-candidate field. Wickham actually finished second in the race, falling 1,700 votes behind Asbury business owner Ann McDonough. Luxemburg Mayor Roger Oberbroeckling finished 3rd, about five hundred votes behind Wickham.  McDonough says her most important priority is making sure that the county’s budget is transparent. Aside from owning a small business, McDonough is known in the community as being the former managing attorney for Iowa Legal Aid. McDonough and Wickham will be among the three candidates on this fall’s ballot. Republican Curt Kiessling of Asbury was the only Republican running. Two of those three will be elected to the board.

Dubuque County Democrats also picked a nominee for County Attorney. Dubuque-based private practice lawyer CJ May won that race, defeating current Assistant County Attorney Ry Meyer with 54 percent of the vote. May received just better than 4,500 votes, while Meyer’s total was just shy of 3,900. May will face Republican Scott Nelson in the general election. Nelson was unopposed in the GOP primary.

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