Incumbent Bob Ewing, a Republican from Spearfish, won the state Senate seat in Legislative District 31, which represents Spearfish, Deadwood, Lead and other areas in the Northern Black Hills. He received 65 percent of the vote while Democrat Sherry Bea Smith, who lives in Nemo, earned 35 percent of the vote.
In the House race, Republican incumbents Timothy Johns of Lead and Chuck Turbiville, who died in October, won with 38 and 28 percent of the votes, respectively. Turbiville's replacement will be chosen by the state's next governor in January.
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At least two other Black Hills-area politicians were candidates or elected after they died. Sean McPherson, a representative in Legislative District 32 in Rapid City, died in 2018 but later qualified for the general election after winning one of the top two spots in the primary. In 2016, Dan Dryden of Rapid City was elected as a representative in District 34 even though he died months earlier.
Johns and Turbiville faced off against two Democratic newcomers from Spearfish, Naveen Malik and Wyatt Osthus. They received 21 and 14 percent of the votes, respectively.