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Bacon leads in House District 48

Unofficial results show opponent Perkovich trailing

November 7, 2012
Bill Shea ( , The Daily Freeman Journal

Republican state Sen. Rob Bacon was apparently poised to win a seat in the state House of Representatives Tuesday.

Bacon, R-Slater, was leading Democrat Becky Perkovich, of Napier, in House District 48, according to unofficial election results.

At press time, Bacon was winning Boone, Hamilton and Webster counties. Results from Story County were not available.

Bacon is trying to move from the state Senate to the House of Representatives after reapportionment placed him in the same district as Sen. Bill Dix, R-Shell Rock.

House District 48 includes Hamilton County, northeastern Boone County, northwestern Story County and southeastern Webster County. Coalville, Dayton, Lehigh, and Otho are in the Webster County portion of the district.

In Webster County, Bacon won 1,030 votes or 51.02 percent while Perkovich won 987 votes or 48.89 percent.

In Hamilton County, Bacon won 4,266 votes or 57.29 percent, while Perkovich won 3,175 votes or 42.64 percent.

In Boone County, Bacon won 399 votes or 60.82 percent, while Perkovich won 255 votes or 38.87 percent.

According to Bacon, 50 ballots listing him and Perkovich as candidates were incorrectly distributed in some Story County precincts that are not in House District 48. He said the error shouldnt affect the race in House District 48.

Bacon said late Tuesday night that he had been advised of a "huge mess-up"in Story County.

"It's about as frustrating as can be," he said.



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