District 1 - Currently Vacant 

Special Election to be held December 7, 2021

Term Expires 12/31/24

Persons interested in being placed on the ballot for this position should contact their respective party chair or will need to circulate nomination petitions to be placed on the ballot.  Candidates must live in District 1.  A map of the districts is available on the Supervisors page under the tab Maps & Resources.

Republican Party Chairman

Mark McHugh

cell:  712-344-7155

markntabmchugh@gmail.comcreate new email

Democratic Party Chairperson

Karen Sterk

712-348-1906

karensterk@evertek.netcreate new email

If you wish to be placed on the ballot by circulating nomination papers, please contact the O'Brien County Auditor's Office at 712-957-3225.

Committees:
3rd Judicial Alternate
911 Alternate
Conservation
DCAT
ECI (Early Childhood Iowa)
Economic Development
EMA Alternate
Hartley Economic Development
Health Insurance
Northwest Iowa Care Connections
REAP (Resource Enhancement & Protection)

Steensma

District 2

John Steensma
jsteensma@obriencounty.org
H: 712-729-3686
C: 712-344-0320
PO Box 380
Primghar, IA 51245

Term Expires 12/31/24

Committees:
County Farm
Hazmat
Landfill Alternate
Northwest Planning & Development
Seasons Alternate
SHIELD
Value Added Ag
Workforce Development

McDowell

District 3

Nancy McDowell, Chair
nmcdowell@obriencounty.orgcreate new email
C: 712-261-0167
PO Box 380
Primghar, IA 51245
or
1016 6th Ave.
Sheldon, IA 51201

Term Expires 12/31/24

Committees:
3rd Judicial District
Cherokee MHI Citizen’s Advisory
E911
Economic Development
EMA
Health Insurance
Home Base Iowa
Housing Authority
Safety
SHIELD Alternate
Tourism
YES (Youth Emergency Services)

Vandenhull

District 4

Dennis Vanden Hull, Chair Pro-Tem
dvandenhull@obriencounty.orgcreate new email

C: 712-348-5622
PO Box 380
Primghar, IA 51245

Term Expires 12/31/22

Committees:
Economic Development Alternate
Landfill
Northwest Iowa Care Connections Alternate
O'Brien County Community Planning
OSCEMSA
Seasons
Sheldon City Zoning
YES Alternate

Friedrichsen

District 5

Dan Friedrichsen
dfriedrichsen@obriencounty.orgcreate new email
C: 712-260-6911
PO Box 380
Primghar, IA 51245

Term Expires 12/31/22

Committees:
Board of Health
County Farm
DECAT, Alt.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Economic Development                                                                                                                                                                                                                 LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee)
Northwest Iowa Housing Trust
OSCEMSA Alternate
REAP Alternate
RTA (RIDES)