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August 7, 2012

Galena voters say local ties important

GALENA, Kan. — Local ties swayed some Galena Republicans casting ballots at city hall in the Cherokee County Attorney race before noon.

Robert Myers, of Riverton, is facing Nathan Coleman, of Galena, in the primary. The winner will face Democrat Melanie Bingham in November.

“I voted for Nathan,” said Stan Henderson, retired from the Galena School District’s transportation department. “He lives here and he works here. I like to support our local people.”

Recent Galena resident Marie Nelson, a retiree who moved to town from Webb City, Mo., in May, said she also voted for Coleman.

“I guess because he’s local,” she said of his rationale.

A total of 120 voters had cast ballots at the Galena polling place at 11:25 a.m.

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