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Simonton defeats Varga for Lee County Sheriff position

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 19th, 2014

LEE COUNTY — The unofficial results of the Lee County Primary indicate a few changes for the county.

In the race for sheriff, John Varga’s bid to serve a third term as sheriff was thwarted by challenger John C. Simonton. Simonton received 3,156 votes to Varga’s 2,411.

Simonton will assume his new position on Dec. 1 and will bring his experience from the Illinois State Police to the position.

For the complete article see the 03-19-2014 issue.

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