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Board of Elections certifies primary election results

September 29, 2010|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

Primary election results in Washington County are official.

The Washington County Board of Elections certified the results Friday.

Election Director Kaye Robucci said one additional vote was counted that day, after initially being included with ballots that were rejected.

The board counted 712 absentee ballots Sept. 16, two days after the primary, and another 224 absentee and provisional ballots Sept. 22.

The additional ballots didn't change the outcomes of any county, state or federal races.

The top five Republicans in the Washington County Commissioners primary were: John F. Barr (7,266 votes), Terry Baker (6,837), Jeff Cline (6,811), Bill McKinley (5,385) and Ruth Anne Callaham (5,097).

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They will advance to the Nov. 2 general election against Democrat Kristin B. Aleshire and Green Party candidate Joe Lane.

Robin Lynne Wivell was sixth with 4,846 votes.

Six Washington County Board of Education candidates won spots in the general election, where three seats are at stake: Paul W. Bailey (7,206 votes), Jacqueline Fischer (6,354), Karen J. Harshman (5,717), Dottie Gruhler (4,333), Wayne M. Kretzer (3,963) and Russell F. Williams II (3,930).

James W. Staley was seventh in the primary, with 3,879 votes.

A full list of official Washington County primary results is posted at http://www.washco-md.net/election/elect1.html.

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