Tony Manu on track to retain Bannock County Sheriff seat
POCATELLO — Incumbent Sheriff Tony Manu appeared poised to keep his position as Bannock County’s top lawman on Tuesday night.
As of midnight, with 30 of 57 precincts reporting, Manu had received 20,470 votes (72%) while challenger Nate Stewart received 8,040 votes (28%).
Manu began serving as sheriff earlier this year after Lorin Nielson retired to run for Bannock County Commissioner. At midnight, incumbent Ernie Moser was winning that race. Moser had 43% of the vote, Nielson had 38%, and Robert Ballard had 20%.
EastIdahoNews.com reached out to Manu and Stewart for statements but neither were available.
Bannock county has 52 precincts, but 5 additional precincts were added to include absentee ballots. Final results will be published on EastIdahoNews.com when they become available.