Green River Star -

By David Martin

A red wave hits the county


November 7, 2018

Star photo by David Martin

Eric Bingham and his wife, Elizabeth, concentrate as they stand amongst a group of county residents watching election returns at the Sweetwater County Courthouse Tuesday night.

Republicans made huge gains in Sweetwater County Tuesday night.

All three Republicans vying for seats on the Sweetwater County Board of County Commissioners won their electoral bids, while the Republican challengers for county sheriff and county clerk also made successful election bids.

Incumbent Randy Wendling received the most votes of the three Republicans, earning 7,987 according to unofficial results from the Sweetwater County Clerk's Office. Jeffery Smith and Roy Lloyd were only separated by three votes, with the two earning 5,612 and 5,609 respectively.

Democrats Joe Barbuto and inc...

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