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Woodbury Co. Supervisor District 4: Ung and Watters to face off in November


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - In Woodbury County, the stage is set for November. No matter who wins, there will be a new supervisor in District 4.

In the race for Woodbury County Supervisors both candidates won by a large margin.

On the Republican side, Matthew Ung won by a landslide, 75 to 25 percent, defeating incumbent David Tripp.

"I think a lot of people in the county could see through the motives and the disfunction of the county board, and that's why I ran on transparency and I think that really resonated with the voters," said Matthew Ung, (R) Dist. 4 Supervisor Candidate.

Tripp released a statement saying he felt people were unfairly voting based on what was going on his personal life. Tripp was arrested for domestic abuse assault last December after a dispute with his wife.

The race wasn't much closer for the Democrats. John DiBerardino lost to Alex Watters 68 to 31 percent. DiBerardino said he couldn't have lost to a better man.

"I look at it like the better man won. He deserves it a little more than myself I believe, and I'm definitely going to do what I got to do, because he's the right man for the job," said DiBerardino.

"I really want to invest in Woodbury County. I believe in the direction that we're going and I believe that I have something to offer," said Alex Watters, (D) Dist. 4 Supervisor Candidate.

The weather kept people away from the polls Tuesday. Voter turnout was just 14 percent, more than 1,000 votes less than the last gubernatorial primary four years ago. That's despite the fact that three times as many people voted absentee.

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