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Vail wins in District 2 Supervisor race

Thursday, November 7, 2002

Republican Dick Vail won another term to the county board of supervisors. He beat Democrat Robert Jorgensen 56 percent to 44 percent. Vail received 3,141 votes compared to Jorgensen's almost 2,476.

"I'm looking forward to working for the voters another four years," Vail said.

He currently chairs the board of supervisors, and serves on the county 911 communications board and on the Iowa Lakes RC&D board. He manages an auto and farm part store in Sioux Rapids.

Vail feels the campaign was a good one between him and Jorgensen.

For the future, Vail said money will be a significant issue.

"The budget's going to be the big issue, with the state and everything," he said. "The local economy is bad, which makes things tough for people."

Jorgensen said the campaign was a clean one, something both candidates appreciated. And while the Newell Democrat is a little disappointed, the loss hasn't shattered his world.

"I knew the sun was going to come up today whether I won or lost," he said. "It was a good experience. I had a lot of fun doing it and I met a lot of people. I thank all the people who did support me."

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