Incumbent Mike Shepherd says he received ‘a lot of positive comments’ from community


Donnie Munden (left) congratulates Mike Shepherd after the final vote tallies were posted Tuesday night at the Hancock County Courthouse Annex. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — As Mike Shepherd campaigned for re-election over the past few weeks, he said he consistently heard from voters that he was doing a fine job as sheriff.

And so the Republican incumbent approached the primary election with guarded optimism, an optimism that grew with each updated set of vote tallies posted Tuesday night at the Hancock County Courthouse Annex.

Shepherd took the lead over challenger Donnie Munden early in the race as the votes trickled in. The final total left Shepherd with 4,916 votes and Munden with 3,537.

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