Two-thirds of the Franklin County Commission Jan. 1, 2013, will be new. One of the newcomers, Tim Brinker, already is known. He won the Republican primary election for first district commissioner. No Democrat filed for the office so he was elected to the position in last week’s election. There will be a race for second district commissioner so we won’t know the winner until after the November general election, but it will be a newcomer.
Both incumbents, Terry Wilson, first district, and Ann Schroeder, second district, will be off the commission Dec. 31, 2012. Wilson sought re-election in a four-man race and finished second behind Brinker. Schroeder is running for a state representative seat and did not seek re-election to her commissioner’s position. The Republican winner in the second district is Michael Schatz, who defeated four other candidates. The Democratic candidate in the second district will be Teresa Connelly, who was unopposed in the primary election.
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