After three terms over 12 years, Gene Krumm has officially retired as Dallas County Auditor. His third and final term officially expired on Dec. 31, 2016.


During his final week of office, he attended the Board of Supervisors Meeting on Dec. 27, the last official meeting of his tenure and gave some final thoughts to the board, the public and the media.


“I wanted to thank the people of Dallas County for being able to serve them for the last 12 years and it’s actually been a pleasure,” Krumm said. “There were some rough spots, but that goes with any job.”


He was elected for the first time in 2004 and was then elected to two more terms, once in 2008 and then again in 2012.


He ran unopposed in 2012, his final election, and took 98.52 percent of the vote en route to victory. His road to being the Republican nominee was not so easy as he took 34.76 percent of the vote, edging Vicky Klein, who took 37.76 percent of the vote in the 2012 Primaries, according to the unofficial results on www.co.dallas.ia.us.


Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Julia Helm took over the post as Dallas County Auditor. Helm won the Republican nomination in the Primaries and ran in the General Election unopposed en route to the victory.


She has worked for Krumm for the last seven years prior to officially taking office.