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Area incumbents win most legislative primary races

Area incumbents win most legislative primary races

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Area incumbents running for the state Legislature won in most districts on Tuesday night.

Here’s how each candidate fared as of 10 p.m. Tuesday (winners in bold):

State Senator:

District 29 - Butte, Meade, Pennington

Incumbent Sen. Gary Cammack of Union Center – 59%, 1,764 votes

Terri Jorgenson – 41%, 1,239 votes

Cammack, who received 39% of the vote in Pennington County, will face Libertarian candidate Kent Wilsey of Owanka in November.

District 30 - Custer, Fall River, Pennington

Incumbent Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller (D-30) – 54%, 1,484 votes

Hot Springs Mayor George H. Kotti – 46%, 1,289 votes 

District 33 - Meade, Pennington

Incumbent Rep. David Johnson (D-33) – 56%, 2,264 votes

Janet Jensen – 44%, 1,807 votes

District 35 - Pennington

Kevin Quick – 28%, 551 votes

Incumbent Sen. Jessica Castleberry – 72%, 1,442 votes 

State Representative

District 29 - Butte, Meade, Pennington

Dean Wink of Howes – 32%, 1,693 votes

Incumbent Rep. Kirk Chaffee of Whitewood – 27%, 1,422 votes

Lincoln I. Shuck of Union Center – 16%, 851 votes

Incumbent Rep. Thomas J. Brunner of Nisland – 25%, 1,322 votes

District 30 - Custer, Fall River, Pennington

Incumbent Rep. Tim R. Goodwin – 46%, 2,050 votes

Kwinn Neff of Hill City – 21%, 922 votes

Trish Ladner of Hot Springs – 17%, 781 votes

Florence Thompson of Caputa – 16%, 729 votes

District 33 - Meade, Pennington

Incumbent Sen. Phil Jensen (D-33) – 34%, 2,297 votes

Incumbent Rep. Taffy Howard – 42%, 2,831 votes

Melanie Torno of Summerset – 24%, 1,620 votes

District 34 - Pennington

Mike Derby – 40%, 2,194 votes

Incumbent Rep. Jess Olson – 34%, 1,899 votes

Jodie Frye – 26%, 1,421 votes

County Treasurer

Janet Sayler – 69%, 8,094 votes

Jody Sorenson – 31%, 3,587 votes

County Commissioner

Travis Lasseter – 61%, 1,481 votes

Frank Bloom – 39%, 955 votes

Lasseter will face Democratic candidate Karen McGregor in the Nov. 3 general election.

Update: Travis Lasseter won the the Republican primary for the Pennington County Commissioner seat. He will face Democratic Karen McGregor in the Nov. 3 general election.

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