Rockwell councilman chosen as GOP candidate for Cerro Gordo County Recorder
MASON CITY — Larry Wentz has been chosen to be the Republican candidate for Cerro Gordo County Recorder. Cerro Gordo County Republicans held a special convention on Tuesday, choosing Wentz over T. J. Shovein for the November ballot. Wentz is currently serving in his third term as a Rockwell city councilman. Wentz has also been president of the Rockwell Economic Development Committee for two years, board member of the Linn Grove Recreational Pool Board for four years, and a Public Safety Committee representative for four years. Wentz is a regional service manager for Vereco LLC, supporting Trinity Health and MercyOne locations throughout the region. Wentz will face Democrat AnnMarie Legler in the November general election. Legler has worked for Cerro Gordo County for 13 years, five in the Treasurer’s office, with the last eight in the Recorder’s office. The winner in November will fill the remaining two years of Colleen Pearce’s term. Pearce retired on June 30th after more than 30 years as the County Recorder.