(Whitewater Valley)--PREBLE: In Preble County, an incredible 75% of registered voters cast ballots. There were only a couple of contested races, with Adam Craft defeating Mary Bullen 63-37% in a race for county commissioner. Every village and township tax levy passed, as did two levies for Twin Valley schools. A Preble Shawnee levy was overwhelmingly defeated. Preble County residents strongly supported President Trump. Nearly four times as many Preble County residents voted for Trump as for Biden.
FAYETTE: Here is look at a couple of Fayette County election results. For county council at large, three Republicans including Jim Wulff, Scott Bevington, and Kay Riker-Payton defeated their three Democratic challengers. Leslie Jacobs beat Thomas Bentley for a school board seat by a 55-45% margin. Fayette County supported Donald Trump over Joe Biden by a 77-21% margin.
RANDOLPH: Republicans won every contested race in Randolph County. That includes Dallas Osting for Randolph Central School Board, Melinda Peed for county clerk, Gary Girton and Mike Wickersham for county commissioner, Darin James for coroner, and Beverly Fields, Gary Friend, and David Lenkensdofer for county council. None of results in any of those races were notably close. Randolph County supported Donald Trump over Joe Biden by a 75-23% margin.
DARKE: 77% of registered voters turned out in Darke County. That’s despite the fact that there were virtually no contested local races. They, of course, turned out for the presidential race and decidedly voted for President Trump. Nearly five times as many Darke County residents voted for Trump as for Biden.
UNION: Union County had a contested race for county commissioner, and it wasn’t close. Republican Tim Williams beat Jim Hensley by a 2-1 margin. Union County mirrored the rest of the Whitewater Valley with 77% supporting President Trump.