WAVERLY — Adam Hoffman, the mayor of Waverly, secured the Republican nomination in a two-way race for Bremer County Treasurer, according to unofficial primary election results on Tuesday.

Hoffman, also an advanced funeral planner with Abels Funeral and Cremation Service at the Grundy Center for the past nine years, received 53.55% of the vote.

His lone challenger Angie Burrows, a 21-year Treasurer’s Office worker who is currently Assistant Treasurer in charge of Motor Vehicles, got 46.45%.

“I feel good. It’s always nice to see the participation and the support. It was by no means a landslide. But it was good to see a lot of people interested in the race rather than a few “, said Hoffman on Tuesday. .

“I’ve seen a lot of accidents that have one thing in common, they’re preventable. By raising awareness, we can help prevent some of these tragedies.

A total of 1,660 votes were cast for candidates wanting the four-year term of an office offering motor vehicle, driver’s license and property tax services.

No Democrats have filed for candidacy. Longtime Treasurer Sue Shonka is retiring at the end of the year.

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Hoffman credited his engagement with the public before and during the campaign for his success, and he said he doesn’t plan to “fall off the face of the earth” with no challengers in sight for the general election.

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During the election campaign, Hoffman often heard about people’s frustration with the driver’s license nomination process.

“I’ll go over the possible pros and cons with customers and staff. And we’ll see what works, whether it’s walk-in visits or a combination,” he said.

“I look forward to being on the ballot on November 8 and hope to start serving on January 7,” he added.

Hoffman received 889 votes and another 771 were cast for Burrows.

The deadline for submitting candidates from minority and independent parties is August 31.

The general election is November 8.

If he is ultimately elected treasurer in November, Hoffman still intends to run for re-election in 2023 at the end of his second term as mayor.