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Ballots are counted in the Gage County Courthouse Tuesday evening. 

Terry Jurgens is likely to maintain his seat representing District 7 on the Gage County Board of Supervisors based on unofficial numbers in the primary election.

Jurgens was seeking reelection against challenger Jason Moore to represent the seventh district of Gage County. Jurgens won reelection with an unofficial 68 percent of the votes.

Jurgens received 227 votes to Moore's 106.

Based on the anticipated results, Jurgens thanked the voters for continuing their support.

“I appreciate it and would like to thank everyone who stood behind me and came out to vote,” he said. “I talked to Jason and said I wasn’t going to say an ill word about him, and he said the same. That’s how it should be, unlike all the other ones out there.”

Jurgens has held the position of District 7 representative on the County Board since 2010 and is seeking a third term. He’s served as the chairman of the County Road and Bridge Committee each year since he was first elected, and said his involvement in road projects was a likely factor in the election.

“I think the county has made big strides to do the best we can do,” he said. “I just feel the county has done really well.”

Jurgens added that his seven years on the board has given him a good understanding of the case that’s valuable to the county and that county spending has been maintained in his time on the board and that increases have been minimal.

Moore is currently superintendent of both the landfill and the Beatrice Street Department and has previously served on the Beatrice City Council.

Moore also thanked the voters for their support and said that, win or lose, it’s important that citizens get involved and run for local officers.

“I did what I could do and went out, knocked on doors and talked to all the people I could,” he said. “I wanted to get out and get involved and if nobody ever runs it’s going to be the same people in office. It’s important for people to get involved.”

Norm Parde Jr. and Eddie Dorn were two Republican candidates for the District 1 seat on the County Board of Supervisors currently held by Myron Dorn, who is not seeking reelection.

The race was too close to call based on early ballots, with Dorn collecting 53 percent of the early ballots.

The winner in the partisan race will go on to face Democrat Paul Weber in the Nov. 6 general election.

Reach Scott Koperski at scott.koperski@beatricedailysun.com. Follow him on Twitter @ScottKoperski.

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