BROOKVILLE â€” What looked to be a tightly-contested race for the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners in the Republican primary election turned into a runaway for incumbents Paul Corbin and James McIntrye.
The Tuesday election saw Corbin and McIntyre receive 2,799 and 2,336 votes, respectively. Those totals outpaced their Republican rivals, including Paul Bishop (1,057 votes), David Black (996) and Ira Sunderland (929).
Corbin and McIntyre both expressed gratitude to their voting constituents, and saw the primary victories as affirmation that they are performing their duties well.
â€śFirst of all, I would like to thank the voters for supporting myself and Mr. McIntyre,â€ť Corbin said. â€śIâ€™m very humbled and honored for that support, and I think it speaks volumes for the integrity of Jim and I.â€ť
McIntyre agreed, saying he was â€śoverwhelmedâ€ť by the support, which will place them on the general election ballot for the third straight time. Each candidate has served as county commissioner since 2004.
â€śI think this is indicative that the residents of this county want to continue the forward momentum that has been brought to the county these past seven years,â€ť McIntyre said.
On the Democratic ticket, incumbent Jeff Pisarcik, of Sykesville, will face a challenge from Patrick McFall of Corsica.
Pisarcik collected 1,562 votes, or 46 percent), while McFall collected 856 votes (25 percent).
Fellow Democrat Tom Swab collected 791 votes (24 percent), but since voters were asked to choose two from the field of three candidates,. Swab failed to make the fall ballot.