After the dust settled in two hotly contested races Tuesday evening, voters made their selections for candidates in the upcoming 2010 Clay County General Election.
The Republican Party had two contested races on the primary ballet.
The race for Clay County Prosecutor will be between incumbent B. Lee Reberger and Democratic candidate Charles Hear, who is an attorney in Clay County.
Although a narrow margin separated the candidates in the early phase of the precinct results, Reberger won at the end with 1,646 votes, while opponent Robert Pell garnered 1,544.
"I really appreciate the support I received today," Reberger told The Brazil Times. "This reaffirms the work I've done the past five-and-a-half years and really encourages me to continue working for this community in the future."
Running unopposed, Hear received 1,037 votes during the primary election.
Political newcomer Toni Carter was elected the Republican candidate for County Council District 3.
Carter received a total of 762 votes, while Rick Neier had 352 votes.
"I'm thankful and very happy," Carter said after the final results were in. "But this isn't over yet. I'll be back out there in the fall, knocking on doors."
Incumbent Dolores Johnson (Dem.) received a total of 378 votes.
The following incumbents ran unopposed during the primary election, yet garnered the following votes:
* Treasurer: Rep. Debra S. James -- 2,740,
* Sheriff: Rep. Michael W. Heaton -- 2,851,
* Assessor: Rep. D. Mark Barnhart -- 2,783,
* County Commissioner, District 3: Rep. Paul R. Sinders -- 2,786,
* County Council, District 1: Dem. Rita E. Rothrock -- 306,
* County Council, District 2: Dem. Steven J. Withers -- 266, and
* County Council, District 4: Rep. Larry J. Moss -- 644.
Political parties have until June 30 to conduct a caucus (elect) a representative to fill any ballot vacancies. Only one individual from each party may be placed on the General Election Ballot.
The 2010 Clay County General Election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 2.