There apparently wasn’t much to interest voters in the primary election as only 22.8 percent of those registered in Brookfield cast ballots.
It was a far cry from the 39.5 percent who voted in November, even though registrations crept up slightly from 5,966 to 6,020, according to figures provided by the Trumbull County Board of Elections. All told, 1,371 people ventured to the polls.
At the county level, 35,083 of 140,445 registered voters cast ballots, 25 percent.
Brookfield voters approved of Issue 1, the anti-gerrymandering initiative, 894-423. The margin – 68 percent in favor – was less than the statewide totals, where 75 percent approved it. Seventy percent of Trumbull County voters said, ‘yes.’
In two contested races, Brookfield came in on the side of the victors.
Commissioner Frank Fuda was re-nominated to keep his seat, despite the Democratic Party endorsing his challenger, Lisha Pompili-Baumiller. Fuda won every Brookfield precinct, pulling in 507 votes – 66 percent – to his opponent’s 267. In the county, Fuda won 72 percent of the vote.
Mary E. Williams won the Republican nomination for commissioner.
Six of seven Brookfield precincts went with Samuel Bluedorn in the race for domestic-juvenile judge. Only Precinct B favored Jack Pico, 40-38. On the whole, 412 votes were cast for Bluedorn – 57 percent – and 302 for Pico. Bluedorn won countywide by a nearly identical percentage.
In the fall, Bluedorn will go against Republican Sarah Thomas Kovoor.