[MARCH 22, 2006]
While new technology aids in speedier tabulations
at the end of the day, the results for the general primary election
on Tuesday will still not be final for 14 more days. Logan County
Clerk Sally Litterly said that the office will be waiting on
absentee votes that may still come in before finalizing the results.
Votes could still come in postmarked by the election date,
especially those sent in by people serving in the military.
The straggling could turn two results, one for a contested county
board position and the other on a referendum request. The Republican
race between newcomer Michael McIntosh and longtime board member
Paul Gleason for Logan County Board District 6 came to a
hairsplitting 307-305 win for McIntosh.
Also in a close call is the Lincoln Rural Fire Protection
District referendum. The fire district that serves outside city
limits put a $1.3 million bond issue on the ballot to build a new
firehouse. That failed to pass by seven votes, 425-418.
All the contested positions in Logan County were Republican
contests for county board positions.
The District 2 race between Robert "Bob" Farmer and Daniel "Dan"
Meyer resulted in Farmer as the winner 389-271.
District 3 saw John Stewart over Ron Rohlfs 469-156.
District 5 set Gloria Luster over Jim Griffin 297-199.
There are no Democratic Party candidates to contest either Luster
or Farmer in the consolidated election on Nov. 7. However, Stewart
will see Democratic candidate Rebecca Drake, who pulled 144 party
The November election will also see a contest for sheriff between
Republican Steve Nichols and Democrat Jerry Melton.
Chester -- Republican
Danny Wheat (130 votes) and Democrat Robert Gleason (23 votes)
East Lincoln 6 --
Republican James Wessbecher and Democrat Amber Thompson
East Lincoln 9 --
Republican Bill Cooper and Democrat Larry Lichtenwalter
East Lincoln 12 --
Republican Mick Turner and Democrat Joe Haning
West Lincoln 3 --
Republican Gloria Luster and Democrat James Hahs
West Lincoln 7 --
Republican David Bender and Democrat Patricia French
West Lincoln 11 --
Republican Mary Bruns and Democrat Steven Browne
Orvil 1 -- Republican
Viola Alberts and Democrat Ronald Barry
Orvil 2 -- Republican
Kay Proefrock and Democrat Gladys Boerma
Corwin -- Republican
Judi Graff and Democrat William Melton
Republican Kenneth Lowe and Democrat Bruce Bartman
There will also be a contest between write-in candidates Cheryl
Renfrow, a Democrat, and Thressia Usherwood, a Republican, for
Atlanta 1 precinct committeeman.
Write-in candidate numbers will be available later today.
Registered write-in candidates:
Democrat, governor, James R. Davis, Springfield; Democrat,
lieutenant governor, Pamela R. Schadow, Springfield; Republican,
state's attorney general, Joann Brewogel, Chicago; Republican,
lieutenant governor, Jeremy B. Cole, Canton; Democrat, Atlanta 1
precinct committeeman, Cheryl Renfrow; Republican, Atlanta 1
precinct committeeman, Thressia Usherwood; Republican, East Lincoln
1 committeeman, E. Todd Armstrong.