Brent Finnegan -- June 15th, 2010
According to election results on SBE, Republican Tony Wilt swept the county vote 4,220 to 779, and will become the next delegate to represent the 26th House district.
Democratic Party candidate Kai Degner carried the city by a narrow 42-vote margin. Wilt carried three of the five city precincts.
District-wide, Wilt defeated Degner 65.79 to 29.94 percent, while independent candidate Carolyn Frank received 4.13 percent of the overall votes (392).
UPDATE: Delegate-elect Wilt reacts to tonight’s results:
Wilt campaign manager Peter Foster chimes in:
Wilt says that after being sworn in next Thursday, he will use Lohr’s office downtown and hire Lohr’s legislative aide Joel Hensley.
Video interviews by Jeremy Aldrich. Photo of Wilt by Holly Marcus.