ELECTION RESULTS: Challenger Renoud captures county win
By The Herald Staff | 8/5/2014
Franklin County will welcome a new member to its board of commissioners, with Republican challenger Randall Renoud pulling an election night upset.
Renoud, a former Wellsville school administrator, captured an early lead over incumbent Don Stottlemire and never let go.
Because there is no Democrat running for the position, Renoud likely will be unopposed in the general election for Franklin County Board of Commissioners District 5.
Renoud, Wellsville, received 336 votes in the GOP primary, with Stottlemire, Rantoul, trailing at 242 votes, according to an unofficial vote count by the Franklin County Clerk’s Office.
All totals are unofficial until the votes are canvassed Aug. 15 in the courtroom at the Franklin County Courthouse, 315 S. Main St., Ottawa.
It will be Renoud’s first elected position.
Stottlemire, a veteran of the county board, has served in the office since 2000.
For more on this story — including reactions from the candidates — See Thursday’s Herald.