Nichols wins commissioner race
By Jennifer Jenks
Dorothy Peterson and Donna Thomas will be vying for the position of justice of the peace in Harney County in the November general election. Peterson received 769 votes in the primary election held Tuesday, May 15, and Thomas received 643.
The results for the other five justice of the peace candidates are as follows: David P. McDonald, 248, Valri Purdy, 65, Jon Burri, 192, Jennifer Jenks, 232, and Kelly Edmondson, 121. There were also 15 write-ins.
Dan Nichols won the primary for county commissioner, receiving 827 votes, with Herb Vloedman receiving 568. There were five write-in votes. On the Democrat ballots, Nichols received 115 write-in votes and Vloedman received 85.
There were no other contested Harney County positions.
Harney County had a 58.01 percent turnout for the primary, with 2,368 total ballots counted, 1,455 of those Republican, 598 Democrat and 315 non-partisan.
To view more election results, statewide and locally, visit: www.co.harney.or.us/current_election_results.html