Board member Orick “Corky” Nightlinger, who dropped out of the race in February after moving out of District 5, still received 23 percent, 99 votes, on Tuesday.
Turner said the decision to run for county board “felt like the next step” after serving as a Danville Township trustee.
“It feels good, it really does,” he said Tuesday night.
Baughn, who is a alderman for the City of Hoopeston, said he didn’t expect such a wide margin in the final tally.
“I was very surprised with how many people turned out to vote in the primary,” he said. “I thought it would be closer.”
At this point, the candidates in both of the Vermilion County Board races face a clear path to the November general elections. No members from the opposing party have thus far filed to run for the board seats.
While not sworn in yet, both newcomers are ready to begin when sworn in on Dec. 1.
Baughn said he will look to begin working with county Republicans on the board to get a better idea of the party’s vision on the board going forward and what he can do to help.
For Turner, he said he would like to acclimate himself to the board and its procedures before pushing himself into the issues.
“I’d like to get in and get my feet wet,” he said.
Overall, only three county board races currently are listed as contested for the November election: Districts 6, 7 and 8.
All election results received on Tuesday are considered unofficial until April 1, allowing for write in votes, grace period ballots, late-arriving absentees and provisional ballots to be added into the final tally.