BENTON -- Republican candidates were favored by Scott County voters in all but three contested races during Tuesday's Presidential election.
Nearly 63 percent, or 17,172 of Scott County's 27,336 registered voters, turned out to the polls Tuesday. The percentage was slightly lower than the 75 percent county projection and 72 percent state projection for voter turnout.
"Overall, it was a very good election," said Scott County Clerk Rita Milam.
Milam commended the election judges for their hard work.
"The election judges worked very hard to try to make the process go smoothly for everyone," Milam said.
The following results, which were provided by Milam's office are unofficial.
Only two County races were contested. Incumbent Democrat Donnie Kiefer, 5,739 votes, defeated his opponent, Republican Will Yates, 2,588 votes, as Second District Commissioner while Recorder incumbent Democrat Tara L. Mason defeated her Republican challenger, Alan Pendergrass, 9,650 votes to 6,835 votes.
The County's incumbent office holders without opposition were: 33rd Circuit Court Judge David Dolan, 13,926 votes; Sheriff Rick Walter, 14,550 votes; First District Associate County Commissioner Dennis E. Ziegenhorn, 6,812 votes; Assessor Teresa Houchin, 14,325 votes; Public Administrator Pam Dirnberger, 14,243 votes; and Coroner Scott C. Amick, 14,413 votes.
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