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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Dougherty re-elected Lincoln County sheriff; Smalley wins District 32 seat

  • Lincoln County voters on Tuesday re-elected incumbent Sheriff Charlie Dougherty to serve four more years in office.
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  • Lincoln County voters on Tuesday re-elected incumbent Sheriff Charlie Dougherty to serve four more years in office.
    Dougherty, a Democrat, was first elected sheriff during a special election held in 2010. Tuesday, Dougherty defeated his Republican challenger, W. Scott Donovan.
    Dougherty tallied 7,315 votes, or 57.6 percent, while Donovan had 5,394 votes, or 42.4 percent.
    From his watch party in Chandler Tuesday evening, Dougherty celebrated the victory after being the declared winner early on as results were gathered from area precincts.
    "I'm very pleased with everything," Dougherty said about the election, eager to serve another four years. "Over the past two years, we've accomplished a lot of really good things and I look forward to moving right along."
    Lincoln County voters also cast ballots in the State House District 32 race between Democrat Keith Kinnamon and Republican Jason Smalley. State Rep. Danny Morgan of Prague, former minority House leader, opted not to seek another term.
    Lincoln County voters favored Smalley with 59.5 percent of the vote, and those, along with votes from all counties in areas within District 32, Smalley was the declared winner.
    Smalley had a total of 7,814 votes, or 57.2, percent, compared to 5,854 votes, or 42.8 percent for Kinnamon.
    Lincoln County voters in the Jacktown Fire District No. 2 also chose a director Tuesday. Danny Bowen won that race with 261 votes, or 66.2 percent, defeating Fred Statton, who had 133 votes, or 33.8 percent.
    In the Presidential race, Lincoln County voters overwhelming favored Mitt Romney, with 74.5 percent of the vote compared to 25.5 percent for Barack Obama.
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