Democrats sweep Summit County again
Ryan Summerlin November 6, 2012
Democrats from President Barack Obama to County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier are winning decisive victories in Summit County, according to early results.
Local voters had backed Stiegelmeier, the incumbent, for a second term on the Summit Board of County Commissioners by a margin of 58 percent over GOP challenger Kevin Mastin, with 95 percent of Summit precincts reporting as of 9 p.m.
More than 60 percent of local voters cast their ballots for the president and incumbent Congressman Jared Polis, also a Democrat, won Summit County with 58 percent of the vote. Both the presidential and congressional races are still ongoing across the state and the country and it is still too early to call a winner in either one.
Summit County voters also backed Democrat Emily Tracy in her bid for state Senate District 8 against GOP Rep. Randy Baumgardner, but Baumgardner was leading the race overall as of 9 p.m.
Rep. Millie Hamner, a Democrat from Dillon, won Summit County with 57 percent of the vote, and was ahead by a narrow margin over Republican Debra Irvine across the district.
Democrat District Attorney hopeful Bruce Brown also got the nod in Summit County, although final results from the district as a whole are not yet available.