One Champaign County commissioner reelected, other loses seat

Voters wait outside the Champaign County Board of Elections Tuesday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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Voters wait outside the Champaign County Board of Elections Tuesday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

A Champaign county commissioner won his re-election bid while another lost his seat following Tuesday night’s results for Ohio’s primary election.

Both candidates were running in the Republican primary. No Democrat filed for the seat, so this race will likly determine the winner for November’s general election.

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Steve Hess, who was first elected onto county commission in 2000, defeated political newcomer and certified prevention specialist Stacey Logwood. The unofficial final election results showed Hess with about 63% of the vote to Logwood’s 37%.

However, fellow incumbent David Faulkner was defeated by primary challenge and Goshen Twp. Trustee Tim Cassady. Faulkner secured roughly 44% of the vote while his opponent won with about 56%, according to final, but unofficial elections results from the Champaign County Board of Elections.

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Faulkner was first elected as a county commissioner in 2012 and was reelected in 2016 after defeating then primary challenge Doug Hoffman.

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