Local election has lots of write-ins

The two unopposed candidates for School Board were elected to new terms of office in the May 21 election.

Jenny Daniels, receiving 900 out of 912 votes, was elected to the final two years of her term in the Liberty area. She had been appointed to fill a vacancy left by Ben Emmert and was required to run in the next election.

Mike Reynolds retained his position representing Sweet Home 894 out of 907 votes. He will serve a four-year term.

Incumbent Debra Brown sought the Cascadia position as a write-in candidate. Cascadia had 101 write-in votes.

County Clerk Steve Druckenmiller said the county is still collecting ballots from other counties, and the must wait until the end of the challenge period, 14 days following the election, before it can determine winners.

The ballots were “really clean” this election, Druckenmiller said, so preliminary results could be available earlier. Foster and Crawfordsville had no candidate. Crawfordsville received 51 write-in votes. Foster received 62 write-in votes.

Three positions with the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District were open. The three incumbents did not file by the deadline and ran write-in campaigns. They are held by Larry Johnson, Tim Geil and Charlene Adams.

Position 1 had 124 write-in votes. Position 2 had 119 write-in votes, and Position 3 had 126 write-in votes.