“A 25 year Republican hold on Page County offices was broken Tuesday of this week when Democrat Kenneth E. Kerkhoff , a former state trooper, was elected to the office of Sheriff.  Kerkhoff had pledged to give his full time to the office and train his deputies in law enforcement practices.  The result of the balloting was Kerkhoff, 3,800 to 3,556 for GOP incumbent Clark Long for a victory margin of 244.”  November 1968, The Page Courier News.