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Ruot, Friedel, Bowen win on Tuesday

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

Nationwide, Americans overwhelmingly voted for change over experience on Tuesday in electing Barack Obama as president. In Fayette County, voters chose experience over change.

Incumbents Mary Sue Ruot, Stephen Friedel and Bruce Bowen were winners in Tuesday’s general election.

Ruot, a Democrat who was appointed circuit clerk in August after the retirement of Marsha Wodtka, won close to 54 percent of the vote in defeating Republican challenger Nona “Nonie” Beckman.


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