County voters back GOP commission, Sheriff as state voters trend Dem

by Kate Shunney

Washington County voters heavily favored conservative candidates during the 2022 Gubernatorial Election as statewide voting trends solidly backed Democrats in state and federal races.

Republican candidates swept the race for Washington County Commission. Hancock resident Wayne Keefer was one of five GOP candidates to secure terms of office. In the eight-way race for five seats, the top vote-getters were:

John Barr -- 27,121

Jeffery Cline -- 26,933

Randall Wagner -- 25,566

Wayne Keefer – 25,553

Derek Harvey – 24 . . .