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Primary election will be key in two county races

With the final election filing deadline passing Monday, March 3, the primary election ballot is set for local and county races.
The only two countywide races to be contested on the May 13 primary ballot will be those for Boone County Attorney and District 1 County Commissioner.
Two Democrats, incumbent John V. Morgan and challenger James W. Ely Jr., are running for the position of County Attorney. The winner will be determined in the primary, although a write-in candidate could challenge in the general election.
The race for District 1 County Commissioner attracted the most interest from candidates this year, with five Republicans filing by March 3.
The District 1 candidates are Monty Olson, Max L. Olson and Marvin K. Haas, all of St. Edward; and Hilary Maricle and Brian Wright, both of rural Albion.
Only one Republican winner will emerge from the primary, but there could be a write-in challenger in the general election.
Details in the March 5 Albion News and Petersburg Press Print & E-Editions.