Wilson wins race for commissioner

November 7th, 2010    Author: Brett A. Roller    Filed Under: News

Archie Wilson will join Commissioners Bob Proud and Ed Humphrey as the newest Clermont County Commissioner next year.

The Republican took just under 60 percent of the vote Tuesday night with 35,829 votes. Croswell won 24,132 votes.

“Me and my team weren’t surprised,” Wilson said. “When we got the endorsement we knew how it would turn out. They endorsed me and they stood behind it.”

Archie Wilson
Wilson was endorsed by the Clermont County Republican party over two-term Republican incumbent Scott Croswell. Croswell dropped out of the primary race to face Wilson in the general election as an independent this fall. Accusations were made by both candidates as the race became more heated, culminated in a defamation suit filed one week ago against Wilson over comments he allegedly made during a Union Township Republican Committee meeting.

"I'm very glad to have the race behind me," Wilson said. "I'm looking forward to working with the other commissioners."

On a night that saw Republicans winning major races across the country Wilson said he had the utmost respect for his supporters.

"The Republican party is strong and Clermont County is strong," Wilson said.

Wilson will step down from his position as Batavia Township Trustee and will be sworn in as County Commissioner Jan. 1.

Croswell did not return requests for interview.
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