With about 50 percent voter turnout, Joe Purcell was elected Mayor of Hardin with 357 votes. Purcell, a write-in candidate, defeated Debbie Winburn who had 308 votes and Dallas Eidem with 58. According to Election Administrator Dulcie Bear Don’t Walk, voter turnout was up for an off-year election. “Normally, it has been closer to 35 percent,” she said. In Ward 1 and 2, Karen Molina and Clayton Greer ran unopposed. Molina had 154 votes and Greer 165.