West handily wins commissioner’s seat


County Commissioner Ron West, right, greets Larry Getterhoff on Tuesday at Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria. PHOTO BY JOSHUA MARSHALL

Voters chose longtime county official Ron West to fill a seat on the three-member board of county commissioners.

West, a Republican, beat Democrat Daniel Hardcastle. He will replace Commissioner John Price as the District 3 representative.

West got 38,201 votes, or about 71 percent of the ballots cast. Hardcastle received 15,874 votes, or about 29 percent.

West is a self-employed business owner who has served on the Johnson County Council for 12 years.

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