On Tuesday night, John Richards won the position for Decatur County Commissioner with 61.55 percent of the vote.
Richards’ democratic opponent, James Koors, earned 38.45 percent of the vote. This win will mark the beginning of Richards’ third consecutive term, making him a County Commissioner for 12 years.
Richards applauded Koors for running a good clean race. He said that he feels running a clean race is a great indicator of moral character, “A campaign should be ran on ability,” said Richards, rather than personal attacks, and Koors honored that sentiment.
Richards expressed that he was pleased with the results, though he was nervous for a while. Richards held the lead for the entire race, “But you don’t know,” said Richards. Sometimes voters change their opinion, and Richards did not want to take his win for granted.
Richards feels that his availability and willingness to listen to peoples’ concerns and opinions are the key to his success, “Ask my wife, I get a lot of phone calls,” Richards joked.
“I appreciate the support and vote of confidence,” said Richards, and further thanked everyone who came and voted on election night.
Richards went on to thank the voters who cast their ballots in his favor Tuesday.
“I just want to say how much I appreciate the support from all the voters,” the Commissioner added.
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