MARQUETTE - Marquette County Board Chairwoman Deborah Pellow has defeated Republican challenger Robert Struck for a District 5 seat.
Pellow, a Tilden Township Democrat, got 2,575 votes (52.16 percent) to Struck's 2,336 votes (47.32 percent).
Struck is a former county commissioner. The term of office is two years.
District 5 covers Forsyth, Skandia, Turin, Ewing, Wells, West Branch, Richmond and Tilden townships.
Four additional races for the county board are contested in today's election.
John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.