UPDATE: Smith concedes in Jefferson County commissioner’s race | 2020 Election

Posted 11/4/20

Lorna Smith admitted defeat in her race against Heidi Eisenhour for the District 2 position on the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Wednesday.

Eisenhour was the clear winner in the contest …

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UPDATE: Smith concedes in Jefferson County commissioner’s race | 2020 Election

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Lorna Smith admitted defeat in her race against Heidi Eisenhour for the District 2 position on the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Wednesday.

Eisenhour was the clear winner in the contest after the first vote tally in the race wrapped up on Election Night.

Eisenhour, a Democrat taking her first shot at a countywide seat, won 58.04 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial first tally of ballots.

Smith had 39.98 percent of the vote.

The actual vote count was 10,164 votes for Eisenhour, and 7,001 votes for Smith.

A total of 17,513 ballots in the race were counted in the first vote tally. There were 348 write-in ballots.

More votes will be counted at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Smith, also a Democrat, conceded the race Wednesday morning.

“My campaign team did a wonderful job, the effort was entirely grassroots, with hundreds of volunteers working for weeks on end to canvass and phone call on my behalf,” Smith said in a press release.

In her announcement, Smith said she “ran a clean campaign” that was based on her record.

“In the end, with no Republican candidate in the race, the voters chose to go with my opponent. I am sure she will do a great job for our county,” Smith said in her announcement.

 

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