Josephine County: Fowler Wins Commissioner, Sheriff Stays Put

Nov 6, 2018

Grants Pass Mayor Darin Fowler is on his way to the Josephine County Board of Commissioners, winning Tuesday's election over Ron Smith.  Fowler will replace Simon Hare, who did not run again.

The November vote was a runoff after the May primary failed to produce a majority for any of the candidates in a crowded field.  Fowler piled up 53% of the voteto 46% for Smith.

Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel cruised to reelection, crushing challenger Jonathan Knapp, 71% to 28%. 

County Clerk Rhiannon Henkels also won another term, beating former county commissioner Sandi Cassanelli by more than a two-to-one margin.