SHOSHONE — Incumbent Roy Hubert and newcomer Rick Ellis won Tuesday night’s Republican primary for Lincoln County Commission.
Ellis got 430 votes, while Hudson got 231 for the district one seat. Hubert got 331 votes, while challengers Larry Kerner got 290 and Roger Fields got 78 for the district three seat.
Julia Oxarango-Ingram, who’s director of Southern Idaho Rural Development, sought the district one seat as a write-in candidate and lone Democrat in the race. She received 19 votes.
Election results weren’t available by deadline late Tuesday night.
Ellis, 70, moved to Shoshone in the late 1970s as a construction manager for a U.S. Bureau of Land Management project. Now, he’s partially retired, but still builds and sells wood sheds.
Some of the biggest things happening in Lincoln County, Ellis told the Times-News last month, are planning for a new courthouse, school facility issues and an underfunded, understaffed sheriff’s office.
Hubert, an 83-year-old Dietrich resident, has been a commissioner for seven years. He’s a retired farmer, and vice president and manager of a bank.
He told the Times-News last month he’d like to address several topics: getting a county solid waste transfer station mistakenly built on BLM land about 25 years ago moved to county-owned property, completing a project for Southern Idaho Solid Waste to generate electricity to be sold to Idaho Power and building a new handicapped-accessible courthouse.