Clerk-Treasurer Ted Thran defeated a credible challenger in former Assemblyman Lynn Hettrick to win his first election to the position he was appointed to in August 2008.
Thran said he was grateful to all the people who supported him.
"I really appreciate everyone who came out to support me," he said Tuesday night.
Thran won 4,021 votes in the only purely countywide race in the Republican primary election. Hettrick got 3,315 votes, and Stephanie Brooks received 739 votes. Thran will go on to face Independent American Robert Conner in the general election.
Turnout for the primary was 42.23 percent, with …