Incumbents win County Council seats
It was a night for familiar faces in the election for Clay County Councilman at large; with all three incumbents returning for another four year term.
"I just like to do the job," said Michael D. McCullough, Democratic incumbent. He, like his fellow councilmen, is anxious to get work on the upcoming ambulance service contract, and the issue of paramedics, with the county commissioners. "I'm glad to be back for another four years."
Using a conservative approach in county spending, while considering all avenues possible to create economic growth for the county, is Republican incumbent Warren Stevenson's goal for the next four years.
"Even though, I was glad to be elected in the 2000 caucus," said Stevenson of this year's election. "I'm grateful to be elected by 'all' of Clay County."
With the construction of the jail, and it's future opening, being an ongoing project of the council, Democratic incumbent Mark Dierdorf was excited about returning for another term.
"I try to do my best in making decisions for the citizens of our county based on what they want, and look forward to continuing to work for them," said Dierdorf while watching the returns. "I want to thank the people for their trust in me."
County Surveyor becomes County Commissioner
It was a long wait but Charlie Brown finally got the news he was waiting for just before midnight Tuesday. He won. Victorious in his bid for County Commissioner District 2, Brown defeated Republican candidate Jeff Stewart with a vote count of 5507 to 5006.
Brown has never lost an election in 28 years of public service. He spent eight years as Trustee of Jackson Township, 12 on the County Council and eight as County Surveyor.
"It's a great feeling. A wonderful feeling to know that people give you that trust," Brown said from the Surveyor's Office Tuesday night. "I don't think anyone else in the court house has been in longer. I'm kind of proud of that. I'm nobody special. I'm just Charlie Brown."