Stacey, Christenson elected to county board


Hubbard County Commissioner District 4 incumbent candidate Daniel Stacey was re-elected by defeating challenger Mark Peterson by what Stacey called "a narrow margin of 80 votes." Stacey won the election with 51.86 percent (988) of the vote and Peterson received 47.66 percent (908). There were nine write-in votes.

"We'll have to wait for the canvassing board but I'm very honored to be elected again as the District 4 Commissioner," Stacey said when asked to comment on his re-election. "I am happy to serve the residents of Hubbard County to the best of my ability."

Stacey is looking forward to his second term as commissioner.

"Being a public servant requires an ability to look beyond your personal point of view," he said. "Decision making is a process that depends on everyone having the opportunity to share their thoughts."

Charlene Christenson was elected as the District 2 County Commissioner, running unopposed and being re-elected to the position she was appointed to this past year following the resignation of Commissioner Matt Dotta.

"Since my appointment to serve as commissioner in July, I have come to realize one of our greatest assets is the employees of Hubbard County," Christenson wrote in a statement. "This was affirmed to me as I campaigned and several constituents commented on the excellent services provided by the staff of Hubbard County."

Christenson received 1,410 votes and there were 12 write-ins cast.

"I ran unopposed for the District 2 Commissioner position and was humbled by the show of support," she said. "I am honored to serve as representative and welcome any thoughts and concerns.'

The Hubbard County canvassing board is set for Nov. 15.