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Johnson County holding special election for former supervisor’s seat

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Former supervisor Janelle Rettig

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) - Johnson County officials voted Friday to hold a special election to fill former supervisor Janelle Rettig's seat. Rettig resigned Sunday, saying it was for her personal health and wellbeing.

The special election will be Tuesday June 8.

The decision was made by the three-person board of County Auditor Travis Weipert, County Recorder Kim Painter, and County Treasurer Tom Kriz. The vote was 2-1 with Kriz voting no.

The alternative would have been appointing someone to fill Rettig's seat.

County Supervisor Lisa Green-Douglass said on Friday that Rettig's resignation was a complete surprise to her and other supervisors.

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Travis Breese

Reporter, Iowa City

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