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Lemel In, Phillips Out After Primary

 


Newcomer Page Lemel took second place while Kelvin Phillips lost his bid for a third term on the Board of Commissioners Tuesday, according to the unofficial vote count.

The election results will be made official next Tuesday.

Four Republican candidates were seeking three spots in the commission primary to face three Democratic challengers — Marty Griffin, Tim Petit and Jackie Whitmire — in November.

Incumbent Commissioner Jason Chappell was the highest vote getter with 3,377 votes (26.23 percent).

Lemel came in second with 3,250 votes (25.24 percent) and incumbent Commission Chairman Mi...



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