Schildroth files for reelection

Grundy County to see one primary race, others uncontested

With the passing of the March 25 county candidate filing deadline, voters in Grundy County look to see a fairly quiet down-ballot landscape this November.

Republican incumbent supervisor Mark A. Schildroth of Reinbeck will be running unopposed for the District 4 seat. Schildroth has held office since 2003 when he succeeded the seat held for 28 years by his father Don.

Should Schildroth be reelected this year and complete his next four-year term, that would mark 50 years of consecutive service for the Schildroth family on the Grundy County Board of Supervisors.

The only contest shaping up among the county races this year is a primary race for the District 2 supervisor seat.

Republican incumbent Heidi Nederhoff of Wellsburg will face a challenge from Justin Steppe of Steamboat Rock. Nederhoff is seeking her second term on the board after being elected in 2018.

Further down the ballot three other Republican incumbents are seeking reelection for the county treasurer, attorney and recorder offices.

Brenda J. Noteboom has filed for reelection as the county treasurer and is running unopposed. Noteboom is now the longest-serving elected official in Grundy County following the retirement of Sheriff Rick Penning in late 2020. Noteboom was first elected in 1998.

Elsewhere, County Attorney Erika L. Allen is seeking a fourth term in office and incumbent Travis Case is looking for a third term as the county recorder.

Allen and Case are both running unopposed.

Although the filing deadline for nomination petitions passed last week, there remains a handful of upcoming dates the candidates need to clear before they will officially be on the ballot.

County candidates had until March 30 to withdraw their name from their respective race. The public also has until April 1 to file written objections to the nominations and subsequent deadlines for the county political parties to name and seat replacements in the event of a withdrawal or a sustained objection would be early next week.