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Incumbent Republican Candidate for Starke County Commissioner, Kathy Norem garnered the highest number of votes locally for all races in the county, state, and country during yesterday's primary election.
Norem, who is currently unopposed, received 1508 votes out of 3693 ballots cast.
Kent Danford (R) candidate for district 3 commissioner pulled the second highest number, receiving 1469 votes.
Norem was both surprised, humbled and pleased when she learned about the outpouring of support she received from the voters of Starke County.
"I truly appreciate the support I received from the voters of Starke County tonight. During my tenure as Commissioner, I have tried to conduct myself responsibly and make sound decisions. I am proud of the progress we have made. We are facing many challenges in the next four years; and I am prepared to continue that effort on behalf of the of the people we serve," she said.