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Casey Garrett ends night with most votes, followed closely by Alex Tardif; race will continue

PMG PHOTOS: ANNA DEL SAVIO - Casey Garrett, Alex TardifUpdated May 20

Final unofficial election results show Casey Garrett led the race for position 3 on the Columbia County Board of Commissioners.

Incumbent Alex Tardif, with 40.8% of the vote, was in second place to Garrett's 43.2%.

Since neither candidate earned more than 50% of the votes, the two will go toe-to-toe in the November general election. The winner will take office in January.

The third candidate, Jeanne Correll, was well behind with 15.5%.

Garrett is the county's director of general services, meaning parks and facilities. He entered the race calling for a reduction in county expenses. Correll, a self-employed bookkeeper, entered the race in honor of her late husband, who always hoped to run for office. While campaigning, Correll said she was the candidate best equipped to represent the interests of seniors in Columbia County. Tardif took office after narrowly beating out the incumbent, Tony Hyde, in 2016.


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