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Republicans, Democrats split at county level

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

County Commissioner District 2 winner Charles Brown talks to the winner of the Clay County Recorder's race Joseph Dierdorf, his son Joey and wife Diane after the results were announced at the Democratic Headquarters Thursday night. Kimberly Gleason Photo.
After months of interviews, TV commercials and the passing out of propaganda the 2008 General Election is over.

John Keller, Republican, ran unopposed for Clay County Surveyor and he is very happy for the outcome and continuing his work throughout the county.

"It is a challenge to do this job," Keller told The Brazil Times. "But I am very glad to have this opportunity again."

Keller received 8,524 votes.

The Republican Party also took another office in the race for County Coroner.

Joel Reinoehl won against Democrat candidate Brandon Sciotto.

"I would like to thank the citizens of Clay County and the support of my daughters," he said. "I am ready to start working with everyone at the courthouse to balance the budget and for a smooth transition on Jan. 1."

Reinoehl, who has worked for French Funeral Home, will be taking the position currently held by Clay County Coroner Rick Swearingen.

Reinoehl received 6,388 votes, which was 58.30 percent of the vote compared to 4,570 or 41.70 percent votes for Sciotto.

In the race for Clay County Clerk of the Circuit Court, the residents of Clay County chose experience.

Republican Victoria Wheeler beat Democratic candidate Cathleen Bales.

"I am very happy this is my first time running for an office," she said. "It is a new experience, but I don't plan to change a thing. I have been in the Clerk's office for seven years and it works.

"I plan to use the people around me, I want to make Mary Brown my deputy.

I plan to continue putting the public first and I take great pride in that."

Wheeler received 6,150 votes, which was 57.02 percent of the vote compared to 4,636 votes or 42.98 percent for Bales.

However, in the Clay County Recorder race the people have spoken and Democrat Joseph Dierdorf will once again be holding the office.

" I am thrilled to have won," he said. "I have missed county government and I am humbled that the citizens of Clay County have voted me into office and I hope to make everyone in the county proud."

Dierdorf, who has also served as Clay County Auditor, returns to the position he held from 1997-2002 as Clay County Recorder. Dierdorf won against Republican incumbent Angela Modesitt.

Dierdof received 5,837 votes, which was 52.60 percent of the vote compared to the 5,259 votes (47.40 percent) for Modesitt.

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