Surprisingly, voter turn-out was rather light in Hill County considering the number of hotly contested races for county offices. Hill County turned out 34% of registered voters compared with only 25% for our neighbors in Blaine County.
Hill County Commissioner Mike Anderson lost to challenger Jim Catt by 106 votes. Anderson 1,008, Catt 1114 followed by Corcoran with 349 votes.
In the hotly contested Hill County Attorney race Gina Dahl retained her position over challenger Lindsey Lorang 1094 to 962 and Randolph garnered only 447 votes.
Long time incumbent Carrie Dickson got slam dunked in the Hill County Treasurer’s race by fellow office mate Sandy Brown 935 to 1414 I guess bad customer service does play a part in the voters mind after-all. Sandy still has to get by Republican Bill Gupton in November so this will be a race to watch.
Dana Seidel flew by her “opponent” Dave Brewer in the House District 34 821 to 246 and Jack Trethewey beat his opponent Phillip Defelice 885 to 353
Although both candidates for Justice of Peace move on for a re-match in November Audrey Barger topped Cathy Huston in this race
In the PSC District 1 race Republican Travis Kavulla beat Jerry Black with 55% of the vote to move on to face Democrat Don Ryan in November
Apparently Hill County voters are somewhat sick of business as usual. Poor Anderson spent nearly $7,000 collecting the 1008 votes which was nearly as good of investment as the bungled courthouse remodels over his past 6 year term. We wonder if Sandy is going to start trying to wean the Treasurer’s office staff off the Bon-Bons and Pork-Rinds today or will wait until she sees if she can beat Gupton in November?
Also tensions should be high in the Hill County Attorney’s office as Deputy Lorang and her old and now new boss see each other this morning.At the very least it should be a very interesting day for the employees working in the Hill County Courthouse today. Weeping, Wailing, and gnashing of teeth will be heard in the halls this morning interspersed with giggles of joy by those that like the idea of seeing some of them going, going, gone.