Laufersweiler to run for second term

Lindsay Laufersweiler has announced that she will seek a second term as Webster County recorder.

Laufersweiler, a Democrat, is the first candidate to announce they will seek the office.

“It has been my great pleasure to serve the citizens the past three plus years as Webster County recorder,” she said.

If re-elected, her primary goal will be to continue the process she started of digitizing records.

“I have a plan in place to continue to digitize records that will save the Webster County taxpayers hard-earned money,” she said, adding that the process has already started with the implementation of new software.

“I’ve enjoyed the last three plus years so far, and I look forward to coming to work every day,” Laufersweiler said. “And I have a great staff that has helped in the transition and every day it’s learning something new.”

Laufersweiler was first elected in 2014 to succeed the retiring Democrat Judy Cosgrove.

She defeated Republican candidate Shari Burke by 6,483 to 6,228 votes.

Laufersweiler serves as the Iowa County Recorders Association District 1 president, the vice president of the County Strategic Technology Assistance Resource, and serves on a number of committees, including the Coordinating Committee and Communications Subcommittee of the Electronic Services System, and the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Membership Committee.

A Fort Dodge native, Laufersweiler is a graduate of St. Edmond Catholic School. She has a bachelor of science degree in organizational communication from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.

Laufersweiler and her husband, Thomas, live in Fort Dodge with their daughter Addison.