The Sandusky County primary election saw a flurry of voters turn out to choose their commissioner and judges.
Riley Township trustee Danny Polter, a Republican, garnered 3,436 votes, or 50 percent of the vote, for the Sandusky County commission seat. He will run against Democrat Michael Hetrick for retiring commissioner Dan Liskai's seat in the November general election.
"I was apprehensive as to how well I was doing, but I'm glad I won," Polter said. "Now the whole Republican party's going to help me so it should be a little easier going forward."
Republican Barbara J. Ansted, family mediator for Sandusky and Ottawa counties, won 3,437 votes, or 51 percent, for the Sandusky County Common Pleas judge's seat of James Sherck. She will face Democrat Roger Hafford, a Fremont attorney, and independent David Dorobek, of Fremont, in the general election.
"It's very exciting," she said. "We're going to go forward in the fall."
Sandusky County Court District 1 Judge John Dewey beat out fellow Republican Jon Ickes, a Fremont attorney, for the Sandusky County Common Pleas Court seat of Judge Harry Sargeant. Dewey received 3,775 votes, or 55 percent of the total. Dewey will face Sandusky County Assistant Prosecutor Norman P. Solze, a Democrat, in the general election.
Dewey could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.
Sandusky County Commissioner Brad Smith cleared one hurdle Tuesday night by defeating fellow Republican Barry Bova, Clyde's village solicitor, for the Sandusky County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge seat. Smith received 5,106 votes, or 76 percent of the total.
Smith will face incumbent Brad Culbert, an independent, in the general election.