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Next Steps for County Attorney

By Gordon HopkinsAccording to unofficial results, Jefferson County Attorney Joseph Casson is now the Thayer County Attorney. He defeated his challenger, write-in candidate Julie Effenbeck of Chester, 1,380 to 463 votes.The current Thayer County Attorney, Dan Werner, did not run for re-election. Likewise, Casson opted not to file for re-election in Jefferson County, instead choosing to run in Thayer County. No other candidates filed, either. Although there were 120 write-in ballots cast in Jefferson County, Election Commissioner Kris Riggle advised FJN, “We did not have a write-in affidavit on file for the county attorney race, so we will onl...


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