By Debbie Raney
Burns Times-Herald

More than 60 percent of Harney County’s registered voters voiced their opinions in the May 20 election.

In the most debated local race, Cliff Bentz claimed the victory over Tim Smith for the District 60 State Representative position. Bentz picked up the majority of the votes in all four counties — Harney, Grant, Malheur and Baker. Bentz took the win in Harney County with a slim margin of 724 versus 630 votes.

Harney County (HC) and Oregon (OR) results for the remaining contested positions and measures on the ballot are as follows:
Measure 51: HC — Yes 1,343; no 778. OR — Yes 728,617; no 242,690

Measure 52: HC — Yes 1,348; no 760. OR — Yes 712,849; no 238,696.

Measure 53: HC — Yes 770; no 1,355. OR — Yes 473,453; no 471,061.

United States President, Democ­rat: HC — Hillary Clinton 365; Barack Obama 351. OR — Hillary Clinton 251,356; Barack Obama 360,124.

United States President, Republican: HC — John McCain 1,146; Ron Paul 157. OR — John McCain 278,669; Ron Paul 49,629.

U.S. Senator, Democrat: HC — Jeff Merkley 288, Steve Novick 207, Candy Neville 73, Pavel Goberman 29, Roger Obrist 28, David Loera 9; OR — Jeff Merkley 238,199, Steve Novick 222,118, Candy Neville 37,028, Roger Obrist 12,207, Pavel Goberman 11,547, David Loera 5,812.

U.S. Senator, Republican: HC — Gordon Smith, 1,140, Gordon Leitch 186. OR — Gordon Smith 288,646, Gordon Leitch 47,243.

Secretary of State, Democrat: HC — Kate Brown 293, Rick Metsger 241, Vicki Walker 94, Paul Wells 20. OR — Kate Brown 267,520, Rick Metsger 140,928, Vicki Walker 14,087, Paul Wells 14,087.

Attorney General, Democrat: HC — John Kroger 333, Greg Macpherson 297. OR — John Kroger 273,503, Greg Macpherson 215,655.

Harney County Committee person, male position 3, Democrat: Glenn Whitmore 203, Freddie Graham 117.

Harney County Committee person, male position 4, Democrat: Ed O’Carroll 86, Charles Williams 83.

Harney County Committee person, male position 3, Republican: Warren Whitney 189, Carl Kelley 181, James Ward 171.

Harney County Committee person, male position 2, Republican: Ruel Teague 153, Carl Roser 120.

Harney County Committee person, male position 4, Republican: Joseph Cronin 436, William Wilber 410, Timothy Smith 391.

Harney County Committee person, female position 3, Republican: Denise Christianson 276, Antoniette Ford 156, Lynda Ward 154.

Harney County Committee person, female position 4, Republican: Ramonda Thompson 423, Susan Hammond 409, Holly Smith 371, Vivian Cronin 362.



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