Marion Co. Primary Election Results are In, Low Voter Turnout Disappoints Candidates
Published August 26th, 2014
MARION COUNTY---Primary elections in Marion County saw two decided races Tuesday night and two school board races going to a run off in November.
Current Marion County Commissioner and Chair Carl Zalak defeated challenger Glen Fiorello in the primary, 58% to 41%, securing a spot on the ballot in November against write-in candidate Christopher Tarner.
16-year school board veteran Ron Crawford lost his seat on the school board to Kelly King, 57% to 42%.
School board chair Bobby James and vice chair Angie Boynton will participate in run offs in November.
All of the major candidates in Tuesday night's primary said they were disappointed that only 16% of Marion County voters actually showed up to the polls.
"No, we're all disappointed. I mean, we wish that more folks were engaged because it's their community," said commissioner and winner of the District 4 primary Carl Zalak.
In the 5th judicial circuit, Mary Hatcher received 45% of vote while Bo Samargya got 20%.
They will go into a run off for circuit 5 judge in November.
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