West handily wins commissioner’s seat



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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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