Local Election Results

Adair County Sheriff Bob Hardwick has survived a primary challenge by a narrow margin. In unofficial results released by election officials las night, the tally in the sheriff’s race broke down to just uneer 52-percent for Hardwick, with just over 48% going to challenger Jason Lene.

Mark Thompson easily defeated Sheila Pruitt for the County commission seat, winning 70-percent to 30-percent. In balloting for Public Administrator, Rhonda Noe received 62-percent of the vote to Carolyn Jacobs’ 38-percent. About 31-percent of eligible voters cast ballots in yesterday’s elections.