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Morning Sun
  • Gayoso retains seat as Crawford County atty.

  • When Michael Gayoso Jr., Republican, won office as Crawford County Attorney in 2008, he didn’t quite know the results that quickly.



    The unofficial results against then-incumbent John Gutierrez showed Gayoso ahead by 14 votes and ended up being decided by provisional ballots and a hand recount of the ballots.

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  • When Michael Gayoso Jr., Republican, won office as Crawford County Attorney in 2008, he didn’t quite know the results that quickly.
    The unofficial results against then-incumbent John Gutierrez showed Gayoso ahead by 14 votes and ended up being decided by provisional ballots and a hand recount of the ballots.
    In 2012, when Gayoso was the incumbent and facing a challenge from Democrat Angela Trimble, he didn’t have to wait as long.
    Gayoso won re-election on Tuesday night with 7,623 votes to Trimble’s 6,538 votes, or roughly 54 to 46 percent.
    “You can never relax,” Gayoso said after the election. “It was an interesting race. I’m glad the voters focused on my record over four years, and felt I was worth for another four years.”
    Trimble actually did fairly well in advance ballots, beating Gayoso by 45 (1,667 to Gayoso’s 1,622 votes). But Gayoso gained the advantage on Election Day itself, winning by 1,130 votes.
    Despite the results of the election, Trimble said she looked forward to working with Gayoso in the future.
    “Well, I offered my congratulations to Michael on his victory,” Trimble said. “Obviously, the voters have spoken. I throw my support behind Michael.”
    Gayoso thanked his supporters after the election and said he looks forward to another four years in office.
    “I’m glad everyone of the voters came out, and I’m glad they were behind us,” he said. “The sun will come up tomorrow, and we’ll be in court tomorrow, focusing on making Crawford County a safer place.”
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