McHugh remains Mercer state's attorney


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Posted Online: Nov. 06, 2012, 10:52 pm
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By Pam Berenger, pberenger@qconline.com
Greg McHugh retained his position as Mercer County State's Attorney in Tuesday's general election.

Unofficial results from Mercer County show Mr. McHugh received 4,543 votes, 879 more than his Republican opponent Geoffrey Campbell, a Rock Island Republican, who received 3,664. Mr. McHugh, who was elected state's attorney in 2000, will be serving his fourth term in office.

In the coroner's race, Ron McNall won 65 percent of the votes, 5,408, over Republican candidate Rebecca Hanna, who received 2,841.

There were no surprises in the circuit clerk race, with lone candidate Republican Jeff Benson receiving all 6,936 votes cast.

On the adoption of the constitutional carry of arms ordinance, Mercer County voters' overwhelmingly voted yes, 6,376 to 1,789.




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