Dyer, Roberts lead in securing Republican nominations for commission

Northwest Energy Solutions business owner Rick Dyer was handily beating retired electrical engineer Henry Marlowe, Jr. with 11,048 votes, or 88.8 percent, compared to Marlowe's 1,334 votes, or 10.7 percent, at 8 tonight.

Dyer was in the lead in the Republican primary for Jackson County Board of Commissioners Position 1.

Dyer may face Democrat Tonia Moro in the November general election. Moro mounted a late write-in campaign in the Democratic primary for Position 1 after no other Democrats filed to run for commission seats.

County Commissioner Don Skundrick currently holds Position 1 but is not seeking re-election.

For Jackson County Commissioner Position 3, Sensational Sweets deli owner Colleen Roberts was edging out real estate broker Joel Ockunzzi in the Republican primary.

She had 7,313 votes, or 52.8 percent, to Ockunzzi's 6,508 votes, or 47 percent.

County Commissioner John Rachor, who holds Position 3, is not seeking re-election.

Election officials said 39 percent of the votes were counted.

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