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Baker gets GOP nod

Ryan Baker gets a hug from his wife, Gina, after being declared the winner of the Republican nomination for Wabash County Sheriff. Photo by Joseph Slacian. 

By Joseph Slacian
jslacian@thepaperofwabash.com

Ryan Baker topped a five-person field Tuesday, May 8, to win the Republican nomination for Wabash County Sheriff in the 2018 Primary Election.


Baker received 2,149 votes (40.79 percent) of the vote, while Ryan Short received 1,408 (26.72 percent) to finish second.
Steve Hicks was third with 1,141 (21.65 percent), Glenn Butcher had 309 and Walter Woods had 262.


The results were announced by Wabash County Clerk Elaine Martin to a crowded room about 7:30 p.m. After he was declared the winner, Baker received a hug from his wife, Gina, and congratulations from both Short and Woods.
 

Posted on 2018 May 15