Lynch retains seat on Carver County board in Dist. 4

Incumbent Carver county commissioner Tim Lynch has retained his seat in District 4, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election.

Unofficially, Lynch received 5,979 votes, or 63.4 percent. His opponent, Frank Long, the former Carver County Republican chair who was seeking office for the first time, received 3,414 votes, or 36.2 percent.

Lynch’s next term will be his third. He was first elected to the Carver County board in 2004.

“I’m humbled and honored that people voted for me,” Lynch said. “It’s been a long arduous journey from the primary all the way through tonight. I want to thank the people who voted for me, and even more the people that allowed me to put a sign in their yard. The support I’ve had has been amazing.”

Long said he was disappointed in the results, but thankful for the support he had along the way.

“I appreaciate all the hard work,”  Long said. “I’m glad they focused on county policies and some of the problems, and I hope going forward we get some of those issues addressed.”