Harry Root
Harry Root

Harry Root was elected commissioner from Fillmore County District 3 with 54.3 percent of the vote over Fred Scheevel.

Root won a two-year term in this special election to fill in for Chuck Amunrud, who resigned earlier this year.

Root carried every precinct except York, where Scheevel had an 80-39 advantage. Root had a 417-346 advantage in the city of Spring Valley, a 56-30 advantage in Ostrander, a 75-62 margin of victory in Forestville Township, a 103-57 margin in Bloomfield Township and a 44-40 margin in Beaver Township.

In other commissioner races, Randy Dahl won in District 2 and Duane Bakke won in District 4. They ran unopposed.