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Election Results

Unofficial results of the Harney County Special Election held Tuesday, May 16, are as follows:   Harney District Hospital Director, Position 1 — Shana Withee 961 votes (97.76 percent); Write-in 22 votes (2.24 percent). Director, Position 2 — Daniel Brown 872 votes (99.20 percent); Write-in 7 votes (0.80 percent). Director, Position 3 — Rhonda Karges…

The 2016 General Election results are in

Unofficial results from from Harney County Clerk Dag Robinson for the Nov. 8 election are as follows: Harney County Commissioner: Mark Owens 3,111 (96 percent); Write-in 112 (3 percent). Harney County Clerk: Derrin (Dag) Robinson 3,253 (99 percent); Write-in 18. Harney County Sheriff: Dave Ward 2,315 (58 percent); Alan Johnson 1,628 (41 percent); Write-in 5….

Election update

The ballots for the Nov. 8 election will be going out in the mail on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and should start showing up in residents’ mailboxes Oct. 20-21. Those who have filed for local offices are as follows: Harney County Clerk: Derrin (Dag) Robinson Commissioner, Position No. 1: Mark Owens Sheriff: Dave Ward; Alan L….

Crary confers with Crane students

Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald Jim Crary, the democratic congressional candidate running against republican Greg Walden for Oregon’s second district, spoke to the students of Crane Union High School on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Crary was born and raised in Fargo, N.D., attended college for a year, then enlisted in the Army for two years. After the…

Recall effort fails

The effort to recall Harney County Judge Steve Grasty was defeated by a wide margin in a special election on Tuesday, June 28. Preliminary returns showed the recall was defeated by a margin of 70.35 percent to 29.65 percent. The unofficial results show a turnout of 63.76 percent, with 830 votes in favor of the…

Runnels elected judge

Lucas to serve as district attorney Once the final votes were tallied from the primary election held Tuesday, May 17, Pete Runnels had been elected Harney County judge with 52.98 percent of the vote. “I am thrilled with the support, and I look ahead to the challenges and opportunities that we have ahead. There’s opportunity…

Signatures supporting Grasty’s recall submitted

Recall election would be held near end of June Voters in Harney County may soon be casting their ballots on whether or not to recall Harney County Judge Steve Grasty, after more than 550 signatures supporting the recall petition were turned in to the secretary of state’s office on May 11. The recall petition, filed…

Judge, commissioner candidates participate in public forum

The Harney County Chamber of Commerce hosted a public forum for candidates running for Harney County judge and Harney County commissioner on Tuesday, March 29, in the Memorial Building at the Harney County Fairgrounds. Candidates for judge at the forum were Pete Runnels, Tom Schaefer, Anna Jo Surber, Forrest Keady, and Herb Vloedman. Commissioner candidates…

Farm Bureau hosts forum for district attorney, sheriff candidates

Harney County Farm Bureau hosted a public forum for candidates running for district attorney and sheriff on Wednesday, March 30, in the Memorial Building at the Harney County Fairgrounds. Barry Bushue, president of Oregon Farm Bureau and past vice president of American Farm Bureau Federation, served as the moderator. The forum began with opening statements…

Election update

On Feb. 13, Tom Schaefer filed his candidacy for Harney County judge, and on Feb. 22, Anna Jo Surber filed her candidacy for Harney County judge. Schaefer and Surber join Pete Runnels who has filed for the position now held by Steve Grasty. On Feb. 16, Vanessa Leathers-King filed her candidacy for Harney County commissioner,…

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