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Incumbent candidates for county judge, commissioner and surveyor win new terms

Locally, three of four county offices were decided Tuesday because none of the running incumbents faced any competing candidates. Seth Crawford was re-elected Crook County Judge and Jerry Brummer won another term as Crook County Commissioner. Greg Kelso was also elected to another term.

Crook County Sheriff John Gautney is running unopposed, but he will not get elected until the November general election. According to Crook County Clerk Cheryl Seely, if only one or two candidates file, the position is not decided during the primary. Had three or more candidates file for the office, there would have been a primary election to determine which two candidates would be on the general election ballot.

Vikki Breese Iverson of Prineville won the Republican nomination for House District 55, running unopposed. She will face Democratic nominee Barbara Fontaine, who ran unopposed as well. Mike McLane won a new term as Crook and Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge.

Crook County Democratic voters overwhelmingly favored Joe Biden for the party's presidential nominee and local Republican voters preferred Jo Rae Perkins, who won the party nomination, over Paul J. Romero for U.S. Senate.

More Crook County Republicans cast a vote for Jimmy Crumpacker than Cliff Bentz in the race for Second Congressional District Representative, but Bentz ended up winning more votes district wide to win the party nomination. Local Democrats meanwhile cast more votes for Alex Spenser than Nick Heuertz. Spenser held the early lead for the party nomination district wide as well.

In the Secretary of State race, Crook County Democrats preferred Jamie McLeod Skinner, although she trailed Mark Hass and Shemia Fagan in a tight race at the state level. Meanwhile, Kim Thatcher won in a landslide at the local and state level over Dave Stauffer for the Republican nomination.

More election results will reported as more votes are counted and races decided.

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