city council election

Gerald Hesse, of Sioux City, votes in Morningside during the Nov. 5, 2013, election. Fundraising totals for Woodbury County Board candidates were recently released. 

Dawn J. Sagert, Sioux City Journal file

SIOUX CITY | Campaign finance reports released this week show Jeremy Taylor is leading in fundraising among six people bidding for two Woodbury County Board seats.

Taylor, a Republican, raised $13,474 during the latest financial report period, from January to May 14. He is seeking to unseat District 2 County Board Chairman George Boykin, of Sioux City, in the November general election.

Boykin has not started fundraising.

The financials were due to the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board on Monday.

In District 4, Republican Matthew Ung is leading in fundraising for the quarter, at $6,850. He’s bidding for the GOP nomination over incumbent County Board member David Tripp, of Sioux City, who raised no money during the quarter.

Two first-time office-seekers, Alex Watters and John DiBerardino, are seeking the Democratic nomination in the district. Watters raised $5,962 and DiBeradino brought in $2,632.

Watters is a Morningside College administrator and DiBerardino is a journeyman electrician for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 231.

A June 3 primary will determine the Republican and Democratic nominees.

Boykin and Tripp said Tuesday they will begin fundraising in June. Boykin said he's rarely raised more than a few thousand dollars in his past campaigns. He was first elected in 1984.

Boykin didn't file a report since he had no campaign financing activities and Tripp had one small expenditure. Tripp went into the period with $438 in campaign cash available from past periods, and ended the May period with $432 in cash.

The winner of the Taylor-Boykin race will be determined in the Nov. 3 election.

Taylor unsuccessfully ran for the Legislature in 2008, won in 2010 and lost in 2012 after redistricting changed district borders.


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