Roberts Wins Republican Seat for Presiding County Commissioner

Published 08/05 2014 07:58PM

Updated 08/06 2014 09:16AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Harry Roberts has beaten Al Purcell to win the Republican seat for Presiding Commissioner in Buchanan County.

In a race that saw a lot of money spent on advertising in the final days, Roberts wins, beating the former Xerox executive by a 3,497 to 2,755 margin.

Roberts will face Democrat Mike Veale in the November general election. Veale ran unopposed.

Current Presiding Commissioner R.T. Turner decided not to run for re-election.

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