Hall Defeats Evenson
SHERIFF’S RACE CHALLENGER WINS BY 113 VOTES OUT OF ABOUT 8,000 CAST
Thursday, November 8, 2012
With all precincts in and only the absentee ballots left to be counted, incumbent SheriRobert Evenson led challenger Mike Hall by eight votes — 3,453 to 3,445. But of the 823 absentee ballots that were cast, Hall received 472 votes to Evenson’s 351 to claim a 3,917 to 3,804 (50.65 to 49.19 percent) majority. Evenson is used to close races. He defeated Gregg Sweeten in 2008 by just 18 votes for his second term. Evenson was elected to his first term as sheriin 2000, defeating Don Schlessman by 226 votes. Four years later Schlessman reversed the order, winning by a margin of 151 votes.
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