Current members of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors have not decided whether to seek re-election in the wake of the results of Tuesday’s special election.
Voters approved a change to Plan 3, which will establish equal population districts in the county and elect one supervisor who resides in each district. The new way of electing Floyd County supervisors goes into effect with the primary election next June in advance of the November 2022 election. With the change in supervisor election format, current Board Chair Linda Tjaden, whose term was slated to run through 2024, would have to seek re-election next year. The terms of supervisors Roy Schwickerath and Doug Kamm are due to expire at the end of 2022, but they could also seek re-election.
Tjaden, Schwickerath and Kamm have all offered “no comments” on their future plans at this time.
Floyd County has elected all three supervisors “at large” since 1970. Prior to that, the three board positions were selected by the district format since the 1964 elections. And up until a change was approved in 1963, the county was represented by five supervisors selected by district.