By Kristina Goetz
The Cincinnati Enquirer
BURLINGTON - Incumbent Gary Moore beat well-known Boone Countian Shawn Carroll to become judge-executive, the highest-ranking elected official in the county, responsible for overseeing taxes, the budget and capital improvements.
Mr. Moore received 14,918 votes to Mr. Carroll's 6,711
Growth management and traffic flow in one of the fastest-growing counties, home to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, were key issues.
"I am so pleased with the outcome tonight," Mr. Moore said. "This is proof that the people of Boone County agree with our agenda.
"I am so pleased we are going to have four more years to move forward with our agenda."
That will include: More green space and parks for families, an increased working relationship with the city of Florence and water extension to outlying areas.
Mr. Moore, a Republican from Burlington, just completed a four-year term, the first elected office he has held.
Mr. Moore serves on the Board of the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation; the Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Regional Council of Governments; the Northern Kentucky Area Development District; the Board of Advisors of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; and the NKU Foundation.
Mr. Carroll, a Democrat from Florence, is the director of human resources at North Key Community Care.
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