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The unofficial results were tabulated about 8:45p tonight for the Washington County Primary Election and WSLM was first to deliver news of the winning categories live on 97.9 FM and 1220 AM.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Roger Newlon defeated Salem Mayor David Bower by almost half — 1535 votes to 836 — for the Democratic nomination for Sheriff.
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Bower won only two of 21 precincts — taking only Salem 1 and 2.
Newlon won Salem 3 and 4 and all four Washington Township precincts and all of the rest of Washington County townships.
Newlon will face former City of Salem Police Officer Roy Overshiner in the fall election. Overshiner defeated two others for the Republican nod. Overshiner received 855 votes, Danny Libka received 638 and John Revels, garnered 439.
In the Republican race for nomination to run for the District 2 Commissioner seat, Preston Shell will be facing an unknown Democratic challenger this fall.
Shell gathered 642 votes, topping Mark Boling who picked up 537 votes. Incumbent John Fultz took 443 votes and Phil McIntyre had 316 total votes.
Here is the breakdown of votes and WSLM will have the full slate of candidates and results online soon.
Washington County Sheriff, Democratic Nomination
David Bower – 836
Roger Newlon – 1535

Washington County Sheriff, Republican Nomination
Danny Libka – 638
Roy Overshiner – 855
John Revels – 439

State Senator, Republican Nomination
Erin Houchin – 1,453
Tad Whitis – 557

Commissioner, District 2 – Republican Nomination
Mark Boling – 537
John Fultz – 443
Phil McIntyre – 316
Preston Shell – 642

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