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GOP rules in Ohio County election

oters in the General Election Tuesday, Nov. 6, re-elected Republican incumbents and chose newcomers, including those for three Ohio County elected positions. Ohio County Sheriff Glen Potts charged over challenger Doug Taylor, a Democrat, with 1,854 votes, 76 percent, to Taylor’s 581.

The Ohio County Auditor race was an upset, with challenger Amy Hamilton Hochstrasser, Republican, receiving 1,462 votes, just under 60 percent, to incumbent Deb Cappel’s receipt of 975 votes. Hochstrasser said she was excited and happy. “It’s the community, it’s the county, it’s the city. People who are truly passionate and know what kind of person I am,” she said, when asked why she thought she won. Thanking those who supported her, she said she enjoyed talking to voters as she campaigned about their lives as much as politics. “It’s interesting to find out about other people,” and will be an honor to serve, she said. “I know I can learn the job,” she added, crediting her financial background and a “great education” at Rising Sun High School with preparing her well.


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