Klamath County voters have sent two incumbent commissioners packing.
Incumbent commissioner Cheryl Hukill believes a combination of issues may have cost her the election...
"I know that the issues of the KBRA and dam removal, and also you know, some of the issues that happened in our office over the past two years - with the treasurer, and the assessor."
Former treasurer Mike Long and former assessor Don Ringgold were both subjects of state department of justice investigations.
Incumbent Al Switzer was voted out after serving four terms in office...
"Well, I'm glad we ran a positive camapaign, I'm thankful that I will have spent 16 years in office when I leave - and that's something nobody else has done in the county."
Beatty area rancher Tom Mallams came out on top in his race to unseat Switzer. Retired businessman James Bellet defeated commissioner Hukill.
Commissioner Dennis Linthicum believes their stance against dam removal appealed to voters...
"I don't think it was so much anti-incumbency, as the KBRA, dam removal agreements."
And that message caught the incumbent commissioners off guard...
"My reaction was, I was surprised - and yet, I realize that the voters have spoken." Noted commissioner Hukill.
Both Mallams and Bellet captured about 43% of the vote in their 4 candidate races.
Mallams will face democrat Ted Lindow in the November general election.
No opponents have yet come forward to challenge James Bellet in the race for commissioner position 3.