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Yates-Mabry wins treasurer's nomination

She will face off against Democrat Rick Wilkin in November

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:01 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:48 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Republican candidate Courtney Yates-Mabry has snagged her seat in the general election race for treasurer this November.

She beat out Republican opponent Derek Whited in Tuesday's primary election with 2,287 votes over Whited's 1,222 votes.

Yates-Mabry will now look ahead and face Democratic candidate Rick Wilkin, who ran unopposed in the primary election and collected 892 votes.

Yates-Mabry spent election night at the courthouse surrounded by friends and family, who cheered on her lead throughout the night.

"I am thrilled and very grateful for last night's win in the primary race," she said on Wednesday. "This was my fist time running for an elected position, and it has been a very enjoyable experience."

Her appreciation shines through at the opportunity of getting to meet several members of the community in her involvement in local events and outings during the primary race.

"We have a wonderful community, and I'm excited to continue to meet more people in the upcoming months as we prepare for November," she said.

Looking ahead at the general election, Yates-Mabry plans to continue her involvement in local activities and looks forward to speaking with local residents and making them aware of the importance of voting for the best candidate in November's election.

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