Republicans triumph in Jackson County election

Voters in Jackson County had a number of contested races to decide. “The Seymour Tribune” is reporting that Rick Meyer will serve as the next sheriff after voters selected the Seymour Republican over Democrat Jeff Walters.

In other contested races:

Jackson County Clerk – Republican Melissa Elkins Hayes defeated Democrat Kathy Schafstall;

Jackson County Council, District 1 – Republican Michael Davidson defeated Democrat Catherine “Cathy” Stuckwisch;

Jackson County Council, District 2 – Republican Mark Hackman defeated Democrat Barry Stuckwisch;

Jackson County Council, District 3 – Republican Brian Thompson defeated Democrat Mary Voss Burgmeier;

Jackson County Recorder – Republican Amanda Cunningham Lowery defeated Democrat Clifford L. Sommers;

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