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Fisher, Edwards win primaries

Matt Zalaznick
Vail Daily photo illustrationSara Fisher, left, and Tom Edwards, right, won primary elections Tuesday and will be in a three-way race with independent Roger Brown for an open Board of Commissioners seat.

EAGLE COUNTY ” The three-way race between Gypsum residents is set.

Independent candidate Roger Brown will face Democrat Sara Fisher and Republican Tom Edwards in the race this November to replace County Commissioner Tom Stone, who must step down due to term limits.

Fisher, a former Eagle County Clerk, beat Colorado River Road resident Mike Lederhause by a wide margin in the Democratic primary Tuesday.

Fisher got 513 votes, or 75 percent, to Lederhause’s 170, or 25 percent.

The Republican primary was much closer. Edwards, a Gypsum town councilman and member of many local boards, beat Basalt resident Michael Bair and Gypsum resident Hugo Benson in the Republican race.

Edwards got 509 votes (42 percent), Benson got 385 (32 percent) and Bair got 309 (26 percent).

Republicans also chose Ed Smith as their candidate for county assessor. He easily beat incumbent Joyce Mack. Smith got 808 votes (69 percent) to Mack’s 361 (31 percent).

Smith, who currently works in the County Assessor’s Office, will face Democrat Mark Chapin in November.

About 1,800 voters cast ballots ” that’s about 8 percent of the electorate.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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