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Mason City residents cast their votes at the First Presbyterian Church polling place in 2018.

This year, local elections across the state of Iowa will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5. 

Up for the voters to decide on are mayors, council members, school board directors and public measures. 

In Franklin County, all of those items will appear on the ballot for residents to vote on. 

Information about how and where to vote is available on the Franklin County Auditor's website under the "Election Information and Forms" tab.

What follows are the city elections, school elections and questions to resolve.

City elections

  • Mayor: Patricia L. Daggs
  • Council (Vote for two): Mike Abbas; Jeff Brass; Darrel Day; TaLana Holman; Joe Wessels


  • Mayor: Thomas Shear
  • Council (Vote for three): Write-in
  • Council (To fill vacancy) (Vote for one): Marie J. Carroll
  • Mayor: Joel Lohrbach
  • Council (Vote for three): Machele Raska; Anthony J. Stadtlander; Dan Tilkes
  • Mayor: Larry Klatt
  • Council (Vote for two): Trent Claude; Nancy S. Plendl; Margaret Ann Warren
  • Mayor: Sean Porter
  • Council (Vote for five): Nancy Irons; Larry Kreimeyer; Raymond E. Silver; Jim Zacharias; write-in
  • Mayor: Russell Wood
  • Council (Ward One) (Vote for one): Bill Hodge
  • Council (Ward Two) (To fill vacancy): Barry Lamos
  • Council (Ward Three) (Vote for one): Richard Lukensmeyer
  • Council (Ward Four) (To fill vacancy) (Vote for one): Steve Birdsall; Steve Proodian
  • Council (At-large) (Vote for one): James L. Davies
  • Council (At-large) (To fill vacancy): Patrick Q. Palmer
  • Mayor: Colten Harper
  • Council (At-large) (Vote for five): Deanna Genz; Joe Hanna; Brian Harlan; Taylor Jones; Daryl Norman; Michael Norman
  • Mayor: Mark Johansen
  • Council (Vote for three): Randall L. DeBour; Shaun Koenen; Landon Plagge


  • Mayor: Dale Maas
  • Council (At-large) (Vote for five): Ronald Allen; Dennis Bradley; Sean Ludwig; Jason Nohrenberg; Shi Trenary
  • Mayor: Scott Sanders
  • Council (Vote for three): Ashley Francis; Bradley Mulford; Jill Peterson; Dave Smit

School Districts

  • Director (District One) (Vote for two): Steve Bartling; Tim Diamond; Patrick Hurt
  • Director (District Two): Matthew Rose
  • Director (District-at-large): Christopher Sailer
  • Director (At-large) (Vote for three): Christopher Barber; Jonathon Bartlett; Brock Puffett; Kari Scholte; Heather Vierkandt
  • Director (District One): Sharon Barkema
  • Director (District Two) (Vote for one): Sara Hansen; Ryan Meyer
  • Director (District Three) (Vote for one): Daniel Gabrielson; Jim Swenson
  • Director (District Five) (Vote for one): Teresa M. Mosiman; Michelle D. Murphy
  • Director (District Three): Molly Johansen
  • Director (At-large): Cathy Carlson
  • Director (District One): Troy Seaba
  • Director (District Two) (Vote for one): Cindy Dorn; Clint Middleton
  • Hampton Director (At-large) (Vote for three): Tom Birdsell; Erran Miller; Mark Morrison; Tom Teggatz
  • Dumont Director (At-large): Steve Severs

Iowa Falls Community School District

  • Director (At-large) (Vote for three): Matt Hill; Jack Kobe; Dawn J. Parker; Chris Stauffer
  • Director (District One) (Vote for one): Rob Heimbuch; Jeffrey J. Tudor
  • Director (District Two): Write-in
  • Director (District One): Darrell Determann

Iowa Valley Community College

  • Director (District One): Larry Johnson
  • Director (District Nine): Nicki Prantner

Public Measures


  • Question: Shall a measure be adopted to "authorize a change in the use of the one percent (1%) local sales and service tax in the City of Sheffield effective on March 1, 2020?"

Belmond-Klemme Community School District

  • Question: "Shall the Board of Directors of the Belmond-Klemme Community School District, in the Counties of Wright and Hancock, State of Iowa, change the method of election of its seven (7) directors?"

Iowa Valley Community College 

  • Question: "Shall the Iowa Valley Community College District (Merged Area VI) be authorized to renovate, improve, repair, construct, erect, furnish, and equip existing buildings?"

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