In Madison county races, County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan retains his post by defeating challenger Chris Slusser. States Attorney Tom Gibbons, who was appointed to the post, won his first run of office by defeating Amy Sholar.
Gibbons (pictured) says social media was an important factor in his campaign and plays a role in public service:
Incumbent Auditor Rick Faccin dispatched challenger Jeremy Plank. Coroner Steve Noon won reelection over first-time candidate Kathey Palletta Vest. The lone incumbent to be ousted was Recorder Matt Rice, who had been appointed to the position. He was defeated by Amy Meyer.
Meyer, who made an issue of Rice's sale of public records during the campaign, says she will discontinue that practice:
In a race without an incumbent, Mark Von Nida, the current County Clerk, defeated John Barberis, Jr. for Circuit Clerk. Von Nida will resign his County Clerk post to take his newly elected position.