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The 2016 election is in the books for DeWitt County and with limited contested races, here's how things shook out.
 
The office of Circuit Clerk will welcome Republican Michelle Van Valey, after a confontational primary.
 
Republican State's Attorney Dan Markwell and Coroner Randy Rice retained their positions along with Gloria Wills as County Treasurer for a two year term.
 
The DeWitt County Board will welcome Lance Reece and Leah Redman in District A. Incumbent Cole Ritter retains his post as all three were unopposed.
 
In District C, Republican County Board Chair David Newberg along with newcomers Jay Wickenhauser (Republican) and Scott Nimmo (Democrat) were uncontested. 
 
Sixth Circuit Judge Karle Koritz, Appellate Court Judge James Knecht, and Circuit Court Judge Heidi Ladd were unopposed and retain their positions.
 
The referendum for electric aggregation for unincorporated areas of DeWitt County, passed with 1455 yes to 1233 no. The Clinton Fire Protection proposition failed by 712 no to 410 yes.
 
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump swept DeWitt County with 5,072 votes. Democrat Hillary Clinton came in  second with 1,907. Libertarian Gary Johnson had 429 votes and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 61 votes.
 

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