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Floyd County Supervisor Schwickerath Not Intending to Run

Current Floyd County Supervisor Roy Schwickerath says he’s not intending to run for another term.

Schwickerath says it was his intention when he first ran for the Board of Supervisors that he would serve only two terms. His current four-year term comes to an end this December 31st. He also previously served as supervisor from 2009 to 2012, but was defeated in the next election by current fellow board member, Linda Tjaden. He was then re-elected in November 2018.

Schwickerath says it’s time for someone new to serve and will not file nomination papers by the March 25th deadline. It’s still possible that Schwickerath could be nominated by the Floyd County Democratic Party.

Floyd County is switching from all three supervisor positions being elected at-large to three supervisor districts which requires the supervisor to reside in that district. Schwickerath lives in newly created District 1, where current Board Chair Doug Kamm also calls home. Kamm has not announced if he will run again.

District 1, which contains Charles City Precinct 1, will be a two-year term after a random drawing last week in order to establish staggered terms so not all three supervisors were up for election in the same year. Districts 2 and 3 will both be four-year terms. 

Supervisor Linda Tjaden, who already resides in the new District 3, was originally elected to a four-year term that was to run through 2024, would have to run for re-election due to the change to the three supervisor district system. She has not decided whether she will run again.

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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