HENNEPIN — Putnam County voters overwhelmingly voted March 17 for two of four write-in Republican candidates for two open county board seats.
Keith Boggio captured 102 votes and Jason Judd garnered 81 votes against opponents Cody Grandadam, who got 41 votes, and David Boucher with 12. The two will move on to the general election ballot in November.
Though no Democrats were on the ballot for this election, Dan Kuhn said the party still can nominate candidates for the general election.
No candidates stepped forward last fall to run for the county board, which has had the burden of making drastic budget cuts.
Following the overall trend for the presidential race, Putnam County voters cast their ballots for Biden, with 425 Democratic votes going to the Illinois primary winner and 138 voters putting their support behind Bernie Sanders.
On the Republican side, President Donald Trump took 402 votes, but 7 voters cast their vote for Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente.
A total of 506 votes were cast for Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.
The top vote-getter in the Republican primary to challenge Durbin in November was Mark Curran Jr., who ended the night with 125 votes.
Republican State’s Attorney Christina (Judd) Mennie and Democratic Circuit Clerk Carly Neubaum secured their respective parties’ nominations in uncontested races, with Mennie getting 392 votes and Neubaum 563.