Franklin County’s District 7 has a new legislator following the retirement of Tim Burpoe from that seat – Barb Rice wins with 819 votes, Ed Randig receives 21% of the vote with 273, and Curtis Reynolds 198 votes… We caught up with Rice and many of her supporters in the entrance to the Harrietstown Town Hall where they were gathered to watch the vote count come in…. “I want to thank all of the people who supported me through the election” Rice Said. She acknowledged Ed Randig and Curtis Reynolds for throwing their name in the running “I hope it’s not the last we see of them in local politics.. I’m excited, it’s a good feeling” Rice also told us she was looking forward to a quick rest before getting started on the work of the county…“I’m Very Excited about getting going.. It’s a challenging time but there is a lot of opportunity and I’m ready to dig my feet in and I’m Ready for it.”
HOWARD RILEY WINS 2yr TERM in HARRIETSTOWN
In Harrietstown one seat was available for the unexpired term, and it’s going to be filled by Howard Riley who receives 549 votes.. Republican Jerry Gillmet received 346 votes… Democrats had chosen the lobby of the Town Hall as a gathering spot and it was a bit hectic but everyone was in good spirits as it appears the Democratic Party was able to bring out the vote in this mid term election… Howard Riley spoke with the Media about his feelings.. He expressed his pleasure in being able to serve the taxpayers and for being elected again to serve on the board. Riley continued by saying there’s a list he’s made and highlighted a few of the items he’d like to focus on.. High on that list is working with the Chamber of Commerce to find ways the Town can be supportive of their efforts.