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Official election results

By Staff | Jun 22, 2018

County incumbents win primaries

Three incumbent commissioners, the state’s attorney, the sheriff and the county recorder won their primaries last week.

They will all be on the November ballot for reelection.

In the District 1 County Commissioner contest Mike Brossart won with 126 votes–receiving 26 votes in Wolford and 100 votes in the first precinct of Rugby’s Ward 1. Kate Halvorson received 10 votes–three in Precinct 1 (Wolford and townships) and seven in Ward 1.

In the District 3 County Commissioner contest Rick Larson won with 155 votes–30 in the second precinct of Rugby’s Ward 1 and 125 votes in Ward 3. Ashley Berg received 16 votes as a write-in–three votes in Ward 1 and 13 in Ward 3. There were 15 other write-ins the contest.

In the contest for District 5 Commissioner David Migler won with 138 votes–50 from Precinct 2 (Selz and townships) and 88 from Precinct 3 (Balta and townships). There were 13 write-ins in the contest.

Galen Mack won the primary for Pierce County State’s Attorney with 936 votes. Bill Hartl received eight votes, and there were seven other write-ins.

Lori Miron won the primary for County Recorder with 962 votes. There was only one write-in.

In the race for sheriff, Josh Siegler won the primary with 980 votes. There were 10 write-ins.

Dave Anderson won the primary for Pierce County representative on the Garrison Diversion Conservation District’s board of directors with 946 votes.

Steinke wins Rugby mayoral race

The results of last week’s primary election were made official this week, with the City of Rugby electing a new mayor and council members.

Susan Steinke was elected mayor with 246 votes–winning wards three and four with 62 and 102 votes, respectively, and receiving 44 votes in Ward 2 and 38 votes combined in both precincts in Ward 1.

Neil Lotvedt came in second by just eight votes in the mayoral race–receiving 50 votes combined in both precincts of Ward 1, 42 votes in Ward 2, 59 votes in Ward 3 and 87 votes in Ward 4.

David Schneibel received 209 votes in the contest–winning Ward 2 with 54 votes and receiving a combined 41 votes in Ward 1, 49 votes in Ward 3 and 65 votes in Ward 4.

Greg Mack received 89 votes in the contest–receiving a combined 20 votes in Ward 1, 19 votes in Ward 2, 26 votes in Ward 3 and 24 votes in Ward 4.

There was only one write-in in the mayoral contest.

In the race for a council seat representing Ward 1, Jackie Albrecht defeated Jon Nelson 74-68 with only two write-ins.

Matthew Lunde was elected to an unexpired two-year term for a seat in Ward 3 with 153 votes. There were only 10 write-ins in the contest.

Incumbent Joel Berg kept his seat in Ward 3, receiving 131 votes. Challenger Rick Larson received 59 votes.

Incumbents David Bednarz and Chuck Longie kept their seats in wards two and four, respectively. Bednarz received 153 votes, and Longie received 246 votes.

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