Holbrook wins GOP 3rd Ward nomination
2 months, 3 weeks ago
He will face Democrat Mike Martin in the April 9 general election for a seat on the Quincy City Council
Jared Holbrook has won the 3rd ward Republican primary and will face Democrat Mike Martin in the April 9 general election for a seat on the Quincy City Council.
The 31-year-old Holbrook won with 65 percent of the vote over Ken Hultz and Rich Nichols for the seat being opened by incumbent Kyle Moore's mayoral run.
Holbrook said he’s overwhelmed with the support.
“After a day like today with the weather, it’s very humbling that that many people would come out and vote for me. So many people came out in some bad weather conditions, and for a primary, as insignificant as some people may see it, enough people came out to support me because they saw its significance,” said Holbrook. “It’s very humbling. I’m overwhelmed.”
Holbrook said he has a great support team at home that helped make this a reality.
“We went door to door so much and spent so much time on the ground making contact with our constituents in the 3rd ward. I really think that’s what made the difference in the election tonight.”
Holbrook now looks toward the April 9 general election.
“I feel really good about the general election. It’s going to be very tough. The other party would really like to have that seat so I’m not going to make any allusions that it’s going to be easy, but with the support I’ve seen with this election, we’re going to have another good election come April,” said Holbrook.
361 votes were cast in the primary: 308 on election day and 53 early voting. There are 4,147 registered voters in the 3rd Ward. Click here for the full election results.
Residents were able to vote Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church and the Adams County Courthouse.