Kafferlin, Durbin, Eggleston, Giannini receive party nominations for commissioner
Republicans Ben Kafferlin and Tricia Durbin and Democrats Jeff Eggleston and Paul Giannini have won their respective party’s primary in the race for Warren County commissioner.
Results from Tuesday’s primary election will remain unofficial until absentee votes and write-in votes are certified by the Board of Elections later this week.
The top two Republicans and Democrats move on to this fall’s general election.
But election night results indicate that, on the Republican side, Kafferlin was the high vote-getter with 2,063 votes followed his running-mate, Tricia Durbin, with 1,865.
Judy Albaugh finished in third with 1,724 votes ahead of Cindy Morrison’s 1,677 votes and the 344 votes cast for Shawn Silvis.
On the Democratic side, Eggleston snuck out a close win with 1,134 votes with his running-mate, Paul Giannini, coming in at 1,131. Connie Zaffino finished in third with 1,088 votes.
While there have been exceptions, the two Republicans selected today – Kafferlin and Durbin – are likely to be among the top three vote-getters in the general election, given the political demographics of the county. Those demographics also typically result in one of the two Democrats selected in the primary assuming office.
Nominations for a multitude of county and municipal offices were also settled on Tuesday albeit with very few races.
One stage that was set will be the contest for three seats on Warren City Council.
Incumbent Phil Gilbert will look to hold his seat while Aaron Stearns, who won the primary for that office with 392 votes to Gilbert’s 372, and Douglas Hearn (372 votes) will square off in the fall against Republicans John Wortman, who finished with 669 primary votes and Christian Zavinski (642) will oppose.
It’s also likely that a third Republican will be on the fall ballot as a result of write-in votes though that is yet to be determined.
The general election is slated for Tuesday, November 6.