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Matheny wins, Curtiss undecided
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One state representative that serves Warren County won easily last night, while the other was still clinging to a narrow lead at press time.
Republican Judd Matheny cruised to re-election as he easily beat Democratic challenger Scott Price 14,898 votes to 7,779.
Matheny has faced a fight for his 47th District seat every year he has been up for election. In defeating Price last night, Matheny was elected to his sixth term.
Matheny was strong in Warren County, winning with 68 percent of the vote. He represents all of Coffee County and roughly one-third of Warren County.
As for state Rep. Charles Curtiss, he was clinging to a narrow lead over his challenger, Robert Dunham. Curtiss was up 8,690 votes to 8,252.
Curtiss was strong in Warren County where he won 4,264 to 3,435.
The delay in election results comes due to problems in Grundy County. Votes were finally trickling in around midnight in Grundy County, but not in time to make this edition of the newspaper.
Due to redistricting, the 43rd District now represents all of White and Grundy counties and roughly two-thirds of Warren County.
The race was tight thanks to a negative campaign launched by Dunham and the Republican Party. Curtiss was criticized in several mailers as his opponent made claims Curtiss said amounted to a bunch of lies.