2016 PRIMARY ELECTION: Holub, Dallke are preliminary winners for commission seats

The following are preliminary results from the Aug. 2 Marion County primary elec­tion.

According to Tina Spen­cer, election officer, all results are preliminary until the county commissioners canvass the votes.

Of the 7,719 eligible voters in Marion County, Spencer said that 2,501 cast ballots for a 32 percent turnout. The number of Republicans eligible to vote totals 4,679, Democrats, 1,143 and unaffiliated, 1,897.

Early or advanced voters casting ballots was 4 percent of the total.

In county races, no Democrats challenged Republican candidates, but there were a few write-ins .

Provisional ballots totaled 48.

The following results are:

* County Commission District 2

— Michael D. Beneke, 295

— Daniel Holub, 323

— Brett Hajek, 191

* County Commission District 3

— Amy Soyez, 179

— Stephen Rose, 84

— Randy Dallke, 324

* County Clerk

— Tina Spencer, 1,907

* County Treasurer

— Jeannine Bateman, 1,895

* Register of Deeds

— Rebecca L. Wingfield, 1,875

* County Attorney

— Courtney Boehm, 1,853

* County Sheriff

— Robert P. Craft, 1,974

* State Senate District 35


— Richard Wilborn, 1,812


— Levi Morris, 211

* State Representative 70th District


— John E. Barker, 728


— Jo Schwartz, 102

* State Representative 74th District


— Don Schroeder, 1,130


— Write-In, 10

Moran, Smith

In the race for the U.S. Senate seat, Republicans in the county chose incumbent Jerry Moran over Della Jean “D.J.” Smith, a former Osawa­tomie city council member, by a vote of 1,844 to 298 respectively.

Democratic candidates vying for Moran’s seat in the U.S. Senate saw Patrick Wies­ner of Lawrence with 173 votes to Monique Singh of Kansas City with 64 votes in Marion County.

Huelskamp, Marshall

Marion County voters also chose Republican challenger Great Bend obstetrician Roger Marshall over incumbent Tim Huelskamp by a vote of 1,095 to 1,041 respectively.

There is no Democratic candidate vying for U.S. Representative, but Alan LaPolice could run as an independent in November.

More information and results on the primary election will appear in the Aug. 10 issue of the Free Press.

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