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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

Schneider holds off Staley by three votes

Election certification committee certifies 2021 election


Last updated 11/26/2021 at 10:17am

Drew Lawson | The Times

Lincoln County election certification board members Scott Hutsell, Bruce Cox and Chandra Schumacher work to certify the 2021 county election results. The results were certified Tuesday, Nov. 23.

DAVENPORT-Incumbent Matt Schneider was certified as the winner of a hotly contested race for Fire District No. 5 Commissioner No. 2 by the Lincoln County elections committee Tuesday, Nov. 23. Schneider held off a strong challenge from Don Staley of Deer Meadows 349-346, with nine write-in votes tallied.

Schneider secured the narrow victory by courting the farmer's vote. His votes outweighed Staley's 61-10 in rural Davenport, 54-11 in Wheatland, 50-25 in east Larene, 27-3 in west Larene and 50-41 in Egypt. Staley kept the race close with the north county vote, gaining Riverview 169-41 and S...

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