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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

County Officers Elected

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Clay County Commissioner Charlie Brown cuts a cake for guests waiting for election results in the basement of the Clay County Courthouse Tuesday night. Jason Jacobs Photo.
Votes have been cast, booths have closed and the results are in for Clay County.

Tuesday's election was very exciting in both County Commissioner District 2 and County Council races.

The biggest race for Clay County was between Democrat incumbent Charlie Brown and Bob Thomas for County Commissioner District 2 (Cass Township, Jackson Township 1-3, Sugar Ridge Township, and Washington Township).

Brown defeated Thomas by 1,706 votes.

"I am blessed with a community who voted for me. I will continue with seeing the county grow in a positive way and happy to be part that growth," Brown said.

The top three Democrats running for County Council will go onto the General Election Ballot while the Republicans will have another opportunity to add another candidate after the caucus in June.

Democrats Mike McCullough, Brian Wyndham, Chip Hoskins advanced to the General Election Ballot with nudging out Ed Nevins by 368 votes for the third spot on the City Council.

"I am very satisfied, proud and honored that the voters have confidence in my commitment to work hard for the taxpayers. I have the county's interest in mind and I am ready for the fall election. Thanks to the voters for the support," McCullough said.

Uncontested for clerk of Circuit Count, Victoria Wheeler (R) will advance and join Wheeler on the ballot is Democrat Cathleen Bales.

"I am happy that it is over and now I need to get ready for the election," Bales said.

There was no contest for the County Recorder as both Angela J. Modesitt (R) and Joe Dierdorf (D) were added to the Election ballot.

Republicans had a run for the Coroner spot on the ballot with Joel Reinoehl surpassing his competition by 518 votes while Democrat Brandon Sciotto was uncontested.

Reinoehl said, "Thanks to everyone who voted and I can not wait until the general election where I hope the voters will back me again."

Incumbent John Keller (R) was unopposed on the ballot for Surveyor.

County Commissioner District 1 (Brazil Township 1-6, Dick Johnson Township, Posey Township 1-3 and Van Buren Township) ran both sides unopposed with incumbent Jack Withers (D) and Walter Young (R).

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