Dennis Gannon on upcoming changes to County Council

(Hillsboro) The Jefferson County Council will have changes to its members at the start of 2023. After Tuesday’s Primary election, Shannon Otto was voted in over incumbent Phil Hendrickson in District 3, Bob Tullock was voted in over current council member Vicky James in District 7, and Scott Seek will be new to the council in District 5 after winning a close race for that vacant seat, and Brian Haskins narrowly won his re-election bid in District 1. Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon was victorious in his primary race over Paul Wieland, but still has work to do. Gannon says now is the right time to bring the council together.

Gannon still has an opponent in the November General election before returning for another term as he will face Democrat Fran Newkirk.

One other change will be coming in 2023 as current District 2 County Councilwoman Renee Rueter will have to resign as she will be the next State Representative in the 112th District. Rueter ran unopposed in Tuesday’s election, and will not have a Democrat opponent in November.

All the County Council winners in Tuesday’s primary will not have opponents in November.