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Wagner leads in ACSO race

by CHERYL SCHWEIZER
Staff Writer | November 9, 2022 3:13 PM

RITZVILLE — With an estimated 800 ballots left to count, incumbent Dale Wagner is leading challenger Matthew Carlson in the race for Adams County Sheriff.

In vote totals released Tuesday night, Wagner had 1,091 votes (56.24%) to 832 (42.89%) for Carlson. To date, there are 17 write-in votes.

Wagner is running for his third term.

“I am happy with the results thus far,” Wagner wrote in response to an email from the Herald. “I am excited to continue to press forward with the work of our office. Our campaign support has been great.”

Carlson doesn’t appear to have given up though.

“I would have to say that I really appreciate the turnout,” Carlson said. There’s still a lot of ballots that are left - we just have to wait until Monday to see what the results are.”

Updated vote totals will be released at 2 p.m. Thursday. The 2022 general election will be certified Nov. 29.

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