By Jann Wiswall

County District Attorney incumbent, Lori P. Rieman, easily defeated County Public Defender Mark S. Williams by a margin of nearly 71 percent in the Republican Primary held countywide on Sept. 10. Rieman garnered 2,104 of 2,997 ballots cast. Williams had 864 votes.

In Mansfield, registered Republican voters were asked to vote for two of three candidates for Town Council.  Incumbent Councilmembers James A. Hammond and Donald F. Mosher were selected as the two Republican candidates that will move forward to the November election. Hammond won 41 percent of the vote and Mosher won 34 percent. Challenger Larry A. Johnson received 24 percent of votes cast. A total of 59 voters cast ballots in the Mansfield primary.

Mosher, who currently is in his third term on the Town Council, says he is thankful to “the voters who supported me.” He adds that he is “looking forward to their continued support in November.”

Long-time Councilmember Hammond also thanks the voters, saying, “Our township is very important to me and I will continue to do my very best to meet your concerns.”

Hammond and Mosher will run in November against Patriot Party candidate Greg Meyer in the general election for the two open seats.