"Matt was the endorsed candidate. His experience as a city attorney and the work he's done in the city courts makes him a strong candidate. Matt received approximately 1,600 votes and Doern received approximately 1,100 votes," he said.
The committee uses a weighted vote system that gives greater weight to representatives of districts based on the last round of gubernatorial elections. The districts are weighted anywhere from 8.5 votes, at Skidmore to as high as 118 votes in Republican-dominated districts.
Doern, who has been a part-time city judge since 1999, could not be reached for comment. He could challenge Dorsey in a Republican primary this fall.
In the meantime, Dorsey said that he's looking forward to begin an active campaign and "door to door" effort, he said.""