Miller successfully defends supervisor seat

There will be no changes on the Washington County Board of Supervisors in the coming term after incumbent Abe Miller (R), representative for District 3, defeated challenger Jeff Thomann (I) at the polls during the Midterm elections Tuesday.

According to the unofficial results from the Washington County Auditor’s office, Miller received 1,175 votes in the eelction while Thomann netted 652 votes. Miller credits the win to his constituents’ belief he is doing a good job being a steward of their tax money and not spending frivolously.

“I’ve had a lot of support over the last four years and I’ve had a lot of people tell me they liked the decisions I was making,” Miller said. “I’m going to keep making the decisions I feel they want me to do.”

During the campaign, Miller learned his constituents liked his practice of not freely spending tax money and helping to keep the levy low. He said that he plans to continue to serve the people of Washington County in the manner he has for the last four years.

“We have so many irons in the fire right now ,” he said. “I just want to continue to do what I have done.”

Thomann did not answer his phone this morning before press time.

Supervisor Richard Young (R), of Dist. 5 was also up for re-election, but ran unopposed. He got 1,375 votes.

Other open county positions that incumbents ran unopposed and were reelected to include: county treasurer Jeff Garrett - 7,519 votes; County Recorder Jo Ellen Greiner - 7,174 votes; and County Attorney John Gish - 6,936 votes.