Goheen wins close race for Highway Superintendent in Ridgeway

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 November 2013 at 12:19 pm

Absentee ballots make the difference

RIDGEWAY – After the election last week, incumbent Mark Goheen was trailing opponent Raymond Wendling by only 8 votes in the race for highway superintendent in Ridgeway. There were still 33 absentee ballots to be counted.

Those ballots were opened today and Goheen received the votes he needed to pull off the 591-581 victory over Wendling.

This general-election race was a rematch of the GOP primary, also resulting in a win for Goheen. Incumbent Mark Goheen was endorsed by the Republican and Independence parties. Raymond Wendling, after the primary, ran under the Conservative Party and the independent Ridgeway Peoples Party.