Visser and incumbents victorious in Ada County By Holly Beech email@example.com © 2016 MERIDIAN PRESS HollyBeechMP Nov 9, 2016 (…) +4 Rick Visser +4 TJ Thomson +4 Dave Case, Ada County commissioner Submitted by Ada County +4 Rebecca Arnold +4 Sara M. Baker There was a close battle between Republican Rick Visser and Democrat TJ Thomson for Ada County Commission in District 2. Visser won with 98,777 votes, or 53.7 percent, over Thomson's 85,070 votes, or 46.3 percent. Both men are from Boise, and Thomson is a Boise City Councilman."Though I’m disappointed by the outcome, I’d like to wish Rick the best of luck in his new role. While we don’t agree on every issue, I know Rick and I both love Ada County and that he’ll work hard as a county commissioner," Thomson pasted to Facebook.Visser said in an email statement: "I am very grateful for this wonderful victory. It will be a sincere privilege to serve the citizens of Ada County. 'The earnest prayers of righteous people have great power and produce wonderful results.' James 5:14b NLT." × Advertisement Visser will fill Republican Rick Yzaguirre's seat, who is retiring. In Ada County Commission District 3, Republican incumbent Dave Case faced no challengers.Ada County Highway District incumbents Sara Baker and Rebecca Arnold held on to their seats.Ada County saw record voter turnout this election, according to the county elections office. More than 88 percent of registered voters (202,971 out of 230,425) cast a ballot. The county also broke its record of the number of early voters on a single day.ADA COUNTY RESULTSAda County Commission, District 2REP Rick Visser: 98,777 votes, 53.7 percentDEM TJ Thomson: 85,070 votes, 46.3 percentAda County Commission, District 3REP Dave Case (incumbent): 135,283 votes, 100 percentAda County Highway District, zone 1Jim Hansen (incumbent): 26,033 votes, 100 percentAda County Highway District, zone 2Rebecca Arnold (incumbent): 14,022 votes, 55.1 percentDavid Eberle: 11,427 votes, 44.9 percentAda County Highway District, zone 5Sara M. Baker (incumbent): 13,501 votes, or 44.8 percentMike Tracy: 10,870 votes, 36.1 percentRick Just: 5,750, 19.1 percentAda County SheriffREP Steve Bartlett (incumbent): 137,809 votes, 100 percentProsecuting AttorneyREP Jan M. Bennetts: 135,166 votes, 100 percentIn Ada and Canyon counties, the College of Western Idaho trustee candidates faced no opponents. C.A. “Skip” Smyser won in zone 1, and incumbents Mary Niland and Mark Dunham won in zones 3 and 5, respectively.Find more Ada County results, including for magistrate judges, at adacounty.id.gov/elections. More from this section Regional youth baseball teams competing at Settlers Park Posted: July 20, 2017 Meridian city leaders to discuss Chinden, growth, budget at town hall Posted: July 20, 2017 3rd mosquito trap in Ada County tests positive for West Nile Virus Posted: July 19, 2017 Meridian Police to be honored at international conference, but comes with video cost of $22K Posted: July 19, 2017 Mold found at every Meridian fire station racks up $70K bill Posted: July 19, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!