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County Board: Wins for Soltwedel, Perry, Huston and Thoele

Four Republican candidates will be on the November ballot for seats on the Effingham County Board, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election.
Norbert Soltwedel from District A, John Perry from District E, Elizabeth Huston from District F, and incumbent Joe Thoele from District I were elected Tuesday to represent the Republican party in the fall election. No Democratic candidates were on the primary ballot.

District A represents Banner, Douglas

District A represents Banner, Douglas 1, and Summit 1 Townships. Huston News
Soltwedel, a Shumway resident, won the District A county seat with 41 percent of the vote with 191 total votes. Gerald Kinkelaar received the second highest vote total with 135 and 32 percent of the vote while Eric Petty received 122 votes, or 27 percent of the total votes.
Soltwedel said Tuesday after results were in that he was grateful to all those who voted for him.
“I appreciate the folks who voted, and I hope to fulfill their expectations as a board member,” Soltwedel said. Huston Political News
Soltwedel said he views serving on the board as his civic duty with local government being the primary governmental entity that is close to the people.
“It’s a daunting responsibility but a responsibility I take seriously,” Soltwedel said.
Soltwedel won in both Banner and Summit 1 Townships with 70 and 82 votes, respectively. Kinkelaar took Douglas 1 Township with 98 votes.

District E Covers Liberty

District E covers Liberty, Moccasin and Summit 2, 3 and 4 Townships.
Incumbent John Perry won the Effingham County Board District E race, defeating Mike DePoister. Perry received a total of 423 votes to DePoister’s 345.
Perry picked up 55.64 percent of the vote by precinct 58 Liberty, 69 Moccasin, 96 Summit 2, 107 Summit 3 and 93 Summit 4. Huston Election
“This reassures me that the voters have liked my performance the last three years,” Perry said. “I’m going to keep doing what I’ve been doing.”
“I really appreciate the voter’s who came out and voted for me,” Perry said.
Perry said he has several things he wants to accomplish if elected in November. Huston Distribution Service

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