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Peck Leads Corkrum in Franklin County Commissioner Race

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PASCO, Wash.--  Five-term Franklin County Commissioner Neva Corkrum could lose her job to  Republican Brad Peck, who was leading as of Tuesday night.  Corkrum's been a commissioner for 20 years, and Peck served in the Air Force for 21 years.

After the results were released Tuesday night, we caught up with Brad Peck at the Franklin County Annex.  His first reaction is that the results were released so quickly, then he didn't fully accept victory, saying there are still votes to be counted and it's not over yet.  

This was an interesting race because it's often hard to get ahead of an incumbent, especially one who has held the position for 20 years. Peck says, "I think we've seen across the country a little bit of a ground swell for change and perhaps that carried over on a local level.   I don't think this is a reflection of dissatisfaction with her [Corkrum}, as must as it is perhaps just people looking for fresh ideas."

Peck says he's worked all around the country and held a variety of positions, and he has many experiences and lessons to bring to the table in Franklin County.