Four challengers win county board seats

Gordon Woods / Journal — Votes by mail made up 15.2 percent of this years ballots locally, while early voting made up 24.5 percent. Shown is the polling site at the FIrst Christian Church.

Two incumbents win reelection to District C, three other incumbents lose reelection bids

CLINTON — Four challengers to the DeWitt County Board were elected on Tuesday.

The candidates, all endorsed by DeWitt County Residents Against Wind Turbines, won the three available seats in District A, while in District C, candidates endorsed by the group won one of the three seats up for election.

In District A, Claro “Buck” Carter won with 1297 votes, Aaron Kammeyer with 1187 and Jamie Prestegaard with 1116.  Incumbent and current board vice chairman Camille Redman lost her reelection bid with 598 votes, while Lance Reece lost reelection with 435.

The challengers were on opposite sides of the current Alta Farms II wind energy project issue.  The incumbents supported the project, while the challengers do not.

In District C, Megan Myers, supported by the anti-wind group, won election with 1129 votes.  Incumbent and current board chairman David Newberg won reelection with 1048 votes, while incumbent Frederick “Jay” Wickenhauser also won reelection with 1117.  Incumbent Scott Nimmo lost his reelection bid with 631 votes.

A group of residents living within the footprint of the planned wind project recently filed a lawsuit against project developer Tradewind and DeWitt County.  The Village of Wapella also has filed a similar suit.

In voting activity, 74.2 percent of registered voters in DeWitt County voted on Tuesday.  In an election when mail votes constituted an unusually high proportion of  ballots across the country, about 15 percent of DeWitt County ballots were mail-in votes.

Early voting made up 24.5 percent of Tuesday’s ballots, with county voters casting 8,053 ballots.  County voters cast 4,861 ballot in person, making up 60.4 percent.

DeWitt County 2020 Election Unofficial Results

State of Illinois Constitutional Amendment (Fair Tax)

YES

1674

21.68 %

NO

6047

78.32 %

President and Vice President of the United States

BIDEN/HARRIS (DEM)

2171

27.16 %

TRUMP/PENCE (REP)

5623

70.34 %

HAWKINS/WALKER (GRN)

47

0.59 %

LA RIVA/PELTIER (PSL)

3

0.04 %

CARROLL/PATEL (ASP)

12

0.15 %

JORGENSEN/COHEN (LIB)

138

1.73 %

United States Senator

RICHARD J. DURBIN (DEM)

2434

30.93 %

MARK C. CURRAN JR. (REP)

5129

65.17 %

WILLIE L. WILSON (WWP)

70

0.89 %

DAVID F. BLACK (GRN)

68

0.86 %

DANNY MALOUF (LIB)

169

2.15 %

Congressional 13 District Rep.

BETSY DIRKSEN LONDRIGAN (DEM)

2069

26.27 %

RODNEY DAVIS (REP)

5807

73.73 %

State Rep. 101st District

NO CANDIDATE (DEM)

DAN CAULKINS (REP)

7041

100 %

         See RESULTS / A3

County State’s Attorney

NO CANDIDATE (DEM)

DAN MARKWELL (REP)

6792

100 %

County Circuit Clerk

NO CANDIDATE (DEM)

MICHELLE VAN VALEY (REP)

6202

83.96 %

NATHAN FLOREY (LIB)

1185

16.04 %

County Coroner

NO CANDIDATE (DEM)

RANDALL J. RICE (REP)

7041

100 %

County Board Dist. A member

LEAH CAMILLE A. REDMAN (DEM)

598

12.91 %

LANCE M. REECE (DEM)

435

9.39 %

CLARO “BUCK” CARTER (REP)

1297

27.99 %

AARON KAMMEYER (REP)

1187

25.62 %

JAMIE PRESTEGAARD (REP)

1116

24.09 %

County Board Dist. C

SCOTT L. NIMMO (DEM)

631

16.08 %

MEGAN MYERS (REP)

1129

28.76 %

FREDERICK “JAY” WICKENHAUSER (REP)

1117

28.46 %

DAVID NEWBERG (REP)

1048

26.7 %

Circuit Court Judge 6th Judicial Circuit (Difanis)

SCOTT A. LERNER (DEM)

1922

25.59 %

JASON BOHM (REP)

5590

74.41 %

Circuit Court Judge 6th Judicial Circuit (Webber)

NO CANDIDATE (DEM)

JEFFREY S. GEISLER (REP)

6781

100 %

Retain Richard L. Broch, Jr.

YES

5754

83.2 %

NO

1162

16.8 %

Retain Robert C. (R.C.) Bollinger

YES

5744

83.45 %

NO

1139

16.55 %

Farmer City Retailers and Service Occupational Tax Proposition

YES

288

30.74 %

NO

649

69.26 %

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