With all precincts reporting and all absentee ballots counted, thin margins sent Sheriff Tony Liford back to work and gave Sid Kunz a seat on the county commission. Kelly Park retained his seat by a larger margin.
With results coming in after 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Liford defeated Moss by only 34 votes, getting 2260 votes to Moss’ 2226. At that hour, Liford was not ready to believe those results just yet.
By a slightly larger margin, Kunz defeated Democrat Kim Keeley by 51 votes with 2278 votes to Keeley’s 2227 votes.
In the largest margin, Teton County Commissioner Kelly Park kept his seat after defeating Democrat Sue Muncaster by 320 votes. The final tally showed Park had received 2407 votes to Muncaster’s 2087.
In direct relation to Republican commissioner victories, Governor Mitt Romney received 532 more votes than President Barack Obama in Teton County, despite President Obama’s victory nationally.
Look for additional results in this week’s Valley Citizen.