“I think it’s confirmation that the citizens of the county like the direction we’re going as a board,” Cole, 58, said after unofficial results showed he received almost 77 percent of 47,383 votes. “People know that I don’t mind getting out and working hard and that I’ll listen to them; I return their calls and I take their problems seriously. It’s important; it’s important to them.”
Caskey, 33, told Navarre Press in October that she challenged Cole because she was frustrated by what she believes is a lack of responsiveness by elected officials to people’s concerns and embarrassed by recent political scandals in all levels of government. She chose to run as a Christian Party candidate because, she said, it is the political party that best represents her beliefs.
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