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Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt   

Harlan Stern and Don Lock were elected to Phillips County Commissioner seats in District Two and Three, respectively, in the Nov. 6 election.

Stern, a Republican, won an uncontested race in District Two, while Lock, a Republican, defeated unaffiliated candidate Carl Wirth 81-19 percent.

The two commissioner seats were the only county offices on the 2012 ballot.

In Phillips County, 2,284 out of 3,122 registered voters cast their ballots for a 73.16 percent voter turnout.


            Harlan Stern                           Don Lock

Phillips County Commissioner Dist. #2
Harlan Stern--1,708

Phillips County Commissioner Dist. #3
Don Lock--1,690
Carl Wirth­--393

(Unofficial election results)


Barack Obama re-elected U.S. president

In a very close race, President Barack Obama won re-election over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor. Several pivotal states made the difference, with the race being called just before 10 p.m. MST.

Republican Cory Gardner was re-elected to the U.S. House from Colorado’s 4th Congressional District.

While Phillips County voters shot down Amendment 64, legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults, the measure passed statewide.

Results of the Colorado vote, as well as the Phillips County vote, in this year’s election will be reported in more detail in next week’s Enterprise.


Holyoke Enterprise November 8, 2012