Wedeking, Bremer winners of contested races
by Michele Longworth
Mar 19, 2014 | 1127 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The spring Primary Election has come to a close, and the candidates from the various political parties have chosen. Those candidates winning Tuesday’s election will move on to the General Election this fall.

The most contested race on the Republican ticket was for the office of Massac County Clerk. Incumbent John Taylor chose not to run again. Out of the three candidates running ­— Roger Giltner Sr., Rebecca Stout Lambert and Juanita Wedeking — it was Wedeking who won the race with a total of 581 votes.

Lambert received 364, and Giltner received 382.

Another contested race on the Republican ticket was for the seat of county treasurer. Candidate Lisa Bremer won with 636 over Zach Winding with 585 votes.

With no opposition, it was incumbent Jayson Farmer winning the nomination as the Republican candidate for Massac County Commissioner in the fall with 1136 votes, as well as incumbent Sheriff Ted Holder, winning the nomination as the candidate for sheriff with 1267 votes.

For the Constitution Party, Tim Pearcy won the nomination for county commissioner with seven votes. Steve Russell won for county clerk with six votes.

Democratic incumbent Dana Angelly, who was appointed to the position of treasurer, sought the nomination without opposition and won with 238 votes.

In the race for Illinois governor:

• On the Democratic ticket, it was incumbent Pat Quinn winning the county’s nomination with 135 votes over challenger Tio Hardiman, with 94 votes.

• On the Republican Ticket, it was Kirk Dillard winning the county’s nomination with 793 votes, with Bruce Rauner receiving 256, Bill Brady receiving 158 and Dan Rutherford receiving 114.

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