Fruechte holds off Borne in GOP commissioner race - Berne Tri-Weekly News

Fruechte holds off Borne in GOP commissioner race

Adams County Commissioner Kim Fruechte held off challenger Bill Borne in the Republican county commissioner race for District One in the primary race on Tuesday. Fruechte, who will be making a bid for his third term as commissioner in November, tallied 3,843 votes while Borne accumulated 2,429 votes. In another contested county race, veteran Randy Colclasure lost his seat as a Republican council member at-large while Steve Bailey, Dennis Bluhm and Tony Mellencamp qualified to keep their names on the ballot. Although the Democratic Party didn’t run a candidate for the commissioner’s seat, Fruechte noted that the Dems still have until July 4 to place an opponent on the ballot. “If this works out it would be my third term as commissioner,” said Fruechte. “They say it takes four years to learn commissioner responsibilities. The last four years, I felt comfortable to implement visions and strategies. “We try to be very conservative, but sometimes you have to spend... Read More >