Valley Journal
Valley Journal

This Week’s e-Edition

Current Events

Latest Headlines

What's New?

Send us your news items.

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Announcement Forms

Use these forms to send us announcements.

Birth Announcement

Republicans win big in local races, Jayne voted JP

Hey savvy news reader! Thanks for choosing local. You are now reading
1 of 3 free articles.

Subscribe now to stay in the know!

Already a subscriber? Login now

LAKE COUNTY — The nation’s voters poured into polling places on Nov. 6, and Lake County appeared to be no exception to the exceptional turnout. Unofficial results show Republicans winning nearly every local race for the state legislature, with the exception of House District 15, where Democrat Forrestina “Frosty” Calf Boss Ribs took back her seat from incumbent Joe Read (R-Ronan). Incumbent District Judge Deborah Kim Christopher defeated challenger Thomas Kragh, and Republican Gale Decker triumphed in the race for Lake County Commissioner-District 3.

With 12 candidates on the ballot for Lake County Justice of the Peace, the votes were spread thin, but Joey Jayne pulled out a narrow victory over Rick Schoening and Steve Kendley.


Lake County election results


District Court Judge, District 20, Dept. 2

Deborah Kim Christopher: 7,566; 69.04%

Thomas A. Kragh: 3,363; 30.69%


State Senator, District 6

Janna Taylor (R): 4,273; 54.59%

Nancy Lindsey (D): 3,508; 44.81%


State Representative, District 11

Greg Hertz (R): 2,411; 63.94%

Bud Koppy (D): 1,340; 35.53%


State Representative, District 12

Daniel R. Salomon (R): 2,351; 60.64%

Luke Walawander (D): 1,516; 39.1%


State Representative, District 15

Forrestina “Frosty” Calf Boss Ribs (D): 1,169; 50.41%

Joe Read (R): 1,139; 49.12%


State Representative, District 9

Scott M. Reichner (R): 970; 59.91%

Rodrick Brosten (D): 645; 39.84%


Clerk of the District Court

Lyn Platt Fricker (R): 9,128; 96.14%


County Commissioner, District 3

Gale Decker (R): 7,425; 68.45%

John Swenson (L): 3,271; 30.15%


Justice of the Peace

Joey Jayne: 1,970; 18.41%

Alan Booth: 451; 4.21%

Ron Boyce: 504; 4.71%

Dennis DeVries: 675; 6.31%

Ed Jonas: 226; 2.11%

Steve Kendley: 1,395; 13.04%

Daryl Kerr: 484; 4.52%

Kathleen O’Rourke Mullins: 1,039; 9.71%

James Raymond: 628; 5.87%

Sharon Richardson: 1,137; 10.63%

Rick Schoening: 1,837; 17.17%

David Weinandy: 305; 2.85%


Sponsored by: