OREGON – Linda Beck was overwhelmingly elected Ogle County’s new treasurer on March 20, earning 3,928 votes to opponent Patrick Wiesner’s 1,646 votes.
Beck, who has served in the treasurer’s office for 12 years, will take over for retiring treasurer John Coffman.
“I’m overwhelmed and excited on how the election turned out. I’m excited to start Dec. 1 as the new treasurer of the county and am so grateful for the voters and those that I got to meet and see. I think they really helped my campaign,” Beck said.
Although only a primary election, Beck and Wiesner are both Republicans and no Democrat ran for the seat, meaning Beck has secured the treasurer position.
A total of 8,401 registered voters voted in the county out of 30,493. That puts the turnout for the election at 27.5 percent.
In the races for Ogle County Board, District 4 incumbents John (Skip) Kenney and Bruce W. McKinney took the seats over Anthony Rowley. Kenney received 333 votes and McKinney received 380 votes. Rowley received 229 votes.
Robert Sondgeroth was elected the Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Superintendent of Schools, beating out opponent Paul McMahon 8,688 to 4,520.
In the governor’s race, incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner earned 2,955 votes in the county, while challenger Jeanne Ives received 2,749.
On the Democratic side, candidate J.B. Pritzker topped all gubernatorial candidates in the county with 1,321 votes.
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On the Democratic ballot, Sara Dady won out over Neill Mohammad, Beth Vercolio-Osmund and Amy “Murri” Briel. Dady received 1,068 votes.
The Republican ballot had Adam Kinzinger receiving 3,832 votes in Ogle County and James T. “Jim” Marter receiving 1,865.