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Tuesdayâ€™s primary election turn out may have been low, but nonetheless, votes were tallied and party candidates were selected.
Gatton, who currently serves as the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Departmentâ€™s chief deputy, won the Republican sheriffâ€™s race with 69 percent of the votes.
â€śThis has been a great experience â€” not only within the department, with with the whole community,â€ť Gatton said. â€śA lot of people have helped me.
â€śNot only have I grown as a department employee, but as a Whitley County leader as well.â€ť
â€śI am very pleased with the results,â€ť Rentschler said. â€śWe were cautiously optimistic, but you never know whatâ€™s going to happen.â€ť
Overall, there were 4,230 people who turned out to the polls out of 21,946 registered voters â€” 19 percent.
For more detailed results of the election, visit www.whitleygov.com.
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