A contest between state Rep. Tom Shaw and Maison Bleam for the Republican nomination in House District 10 will be the only primary election race involving state legislators serving Webster County.
The primary ballot for those races was set Friday when the 5 p.m. deadline for filing nominating petitions with Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz passed.
The primary election will be on June 5. The general election will be on Nov. 6.
Shaw, a Laurens police officer, is seeking his second term. Bleam, of Twin Lakes, is a former aide to U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who is making his first bid for elected office.
They are vying to represent a district that includes Calhoun, Humboldt and Pocahontas counties plus western Webster County.
No Democrats have entered the race in that district.
House District 10 includes portions of a district now served by state Rep. David Tjepkes, R-Gowrie. Tjepkes is retiring after a decade in the Legislature.
King, who now represents the 5th Congressional District, is running for re-election in the new 4th Congressional District, which includes Webster County. He has no Republican opposition.
On the Democratic ticket, Christie Vilsack, the wife of former governor and current U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, is unopposed for the nomination.
Since the field in the congressional race is already set, King has challenged Vilsack to a series of debates.
One state Senate seat from a district that includes Webster County will be filled in this year's election. Senate Minority Leader Jerry Behn, of Boone, is unopposed for the Republican nomination while Shelly Stotts, a math teacher from Boone, is unopposed for the Democratic nomination.
Behn and Stotts want to represent Senate District 24, which includes Boone, Greene and Hamilton counties, southeastern Webster County and northwestern Story County.
Odd-numbered state Senate districts, including the new Senate District 5 to be represented by Sen. Daryl Beall, D-Fort Dodge, are not on the ballot this year.
The race in House District 9 will be a rematch between Republican Matt Alcazar and Democratic state Rep. Helen Miller. Both are from Fort Dodge, and they faced each other in the 2010 election. They are unopposed for their parties' nominations.
House District 9 is northern Webster County.
State Sen. Rob Bacon, R-Maxwell, is unopposed in his bid to move from the Senate to the new House District 48. He has no Republican foe in the primary election, and no Democrats have entered the race.
House District 48 includes Hamilton County, southeastern Webster County, eastern Boone County and northwestern Story County.
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