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Commissioner Schartz re-elected

Barton County election workers tally the votes, Tuesday night at the Barton County Clerk's Office.

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Jennifer Schartz was virtually assured election for a fourth term Tuesday as Barton County Commissioner for District 5. Schartz and Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings faced off in the Republican primary, but the winner will be unopposed in the November general election unless someone wages a write-in campaign.
Schartz showed a strong lead after advance ballots were counted, with 58.55 percent. After all precincts were counted, Schartz received 521 votes (54 percent) and Akings received 440 votes (46 percent). As with all of Tuesday’s results, they will not be official until votes are canvassed by the Barton ...


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