Local races very close

Even though it was only mid-term elections, voters came out in mass to cast ballots on Tuesday. Randolph County reported 58 percent voter turnout while Monroe County reported 47 percent turnout.

In Randolph County, there were several big races to be decided and many were very close.

For county clerk, Melanie Johnson won 53.68 percent of the votes, narrowly defeating Bobby Klausing. For treasurer, incumbent Justin Jeffers won over Deborah Hoelscher by taking 53.8 percent of the votes. In the commissioner’s race, incumbent Marc Kiehna edged out Wayne Voss, claiming 54.05 percent of the votes.

For sheriff, incumbent Shannon Wolff claimed 72.41 percent of the votes, heftily defeating William Gibson.

Doug Sachtleben ran unopposed for assessor.

Also in Randolph County, voters were asked if they would like the county to become a “sanctuary county for law abiding gun owners.” Overwhelmingly, voters were in favor with 79.26 percent voting yes.

For more results from the election, please see this week’s print edition.