Putnam County judge wins primary

OTTAWA — Putnam County voters tonight overwhelmingly chose the incumbent probate and juvenile court judge in a contested race for the Democratic nomination.

Judge Michael Borer secured about 66 percent of the vote, defeating County Prosecutor Gary Lammers 1,224 votes to 634.

No Republicans ran for the opposing nomination.

Separately, the Brookhill Center will receive an additional levy to support those with developmental disabilities and for building maintenance. The levy passed by 2,760 votes to 1,969.

The 1.6-mill levy will last 10 years. The owner of a home appraised at $100,000 would pay about $56 per year. The levy would collect about $1.18 million annually, according to the Putnam County Auditor’s Office.




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