Lakin defeats Hertz in Sheriff's race

By Ann Maher | Mar 18, 2014

Glen Carbon Police Chief John Lakin has handily defeated incumbent Robert Hertz as Democratic nominee for Madison County Sheriff.

Lakin received 7,929 votes; Hertz had 4,401 votes.

In the 13th Congressional District, former Madison County judge Ann Callis appears headed for victory as Democratic nominee.

Results in Madison County show Callis received 3,424 votes over challengers George Gollin's 646 votes and David Green's 505 votes.

On the Republican ticket, incumbent Rodney Davis received 3,416 votes over challengers Erika Harold's 1,768 votes and Michael Firsching's 536 votes.

Callis received eight more votes than Davis. However, more Republican voters than Democratic voters in the Madison County portion of the district turned out.

Total Republican votes in the Madison County portion of the 13th numbered 5,720 to 4,575 Democratic votes.

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