Unofficial primary results display Hill wins district representative race, Roller wins county commissioner

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Aug. 4—After the unofficial results were postponed to today, Scott Hill beats out John Barker in the 70th District Representative race. For the 1st District county commissioner, Ron Roller won against Annabelle Eaton and Ralph DeZago. The majority of Dickinson County also voted yes to the Value The Both Amendment. County staff and volunteers released the unofficial results yesterday afternoon after counting 714 ballots by hand.

Barker received 2,044 votes in Dickinson County, 615 votes in Marion County and 18 from McPherson County. Hill received 2,237 votes in Dickinson County 741 votes from Marion County and 61 from McPherson County. Altogether, Hill is ahead at 3,039. Barker, in total, has 2,677.

Jeanne Livingston, county clerk, said 48.3 percent of the county's population voted. As the precincts prepared for an estimated number of 50 percent to vote, almost all the polls ran out of ballots.

"We probably had, by the time we had to order our ballots, we had a lot of new registrants in that time, so that made a difference," Livingston said.

The precincts received more ballots, but the new ballots could not be read by the vote counting machine. By about 3:30 p.m. yesterday, county staff and the counting board counted 714 ballots by hand. Overall, 5,255 ballots were cast. 810 ballots were from early voters. 418 advanced ballots were returned. 150 provisional ballots will be counted at the canvass. Across the state, this primary witnessed the largest turnout in the state's history.

Louise Habacker, poll volunteer, said Tuesday afternoon this primary is the busiest she has witnessed while volunteering at the polls. She has been volunteering for the last seven years.

The unofficial results of the primary election can be viewed online at dkcokslaw.org/DKElections. The canvas for the final results will be Aug. 12 during the Dickinson County meeting at 9 a.m.

Constitutional Amendment

No: 538,410

Yes: 375,850

State Races

U.S. Senator (#1) Democratic Primary

Mark R. Holland: 97,957

Paul Buskirk: 51,996

Patrick Wiesner: 45,491

Mike Andra: 32,152

Robert Klingenberg: 20,667

Michael Soetaert: 9,148

U.S. Senator (#1) Republican Primary

Jerry Moran: 374,820

Joan Farr: 90,482

U.S. Rep. 1st Dist. Democratic Primary

James "Jimmy" Beard: 630

U.S. Rep 1st Dist. Republican Primary

Tracey Mann: 3,657

Governor & Lt. Governor Democratic Primary

Laura Kelly/David Toland: 261,850

Richard S. Karnowski/Barry J. Franco: 17,140

Governor & Lt. Governor Republican Primary

Derek Schmidt/Katie Sawyer: 364,864

Arlyn Briggs/Lance Berland: 87,756

Secretary Of State Democratic Primary

Jeanna Repass: 662

Secretary Of State Republican Primary

Scott J. Schwab: 240,310

Mike Brown: 194,641

Attorney General Democratic Primary

Chris Mann: 673

Attorney General Republican Primary

Kris Kobach: 196,214

Kellie Warren: 176,272

Tony Mattivi: 91,888

State Treasurer Democratic Primary

Lynn W. Rogers: 680

State Treasurer Republican Primary

Steven Johnson: 214,258

Caryn Tyson: 213,946

State Commissioner of Insurance Democratic Primary

Kiel Corkran: 645

State Commissioner Of Insurance Republican Primary

Vicki Schmidt: 3,458

State Rep. 64th District Democratic Primary

Patricia Smetana: 32

State Rep 64th District Republican Primary

Lewis (Bill) Bloom: 2,014

Brad Starnes: 1,486

Suzi Carlson: 1,463

State Rep. 70th Dist Republican Primary

Scott Hill: 3,039

John E. Barker: 2,677

State Board Of Ed. 7th Dist Republican Primary

Dennis Hershberger: 1,969

Ben Jones: 1,508

Local Races

County Commissioner 1st Dist Republican Primary

Ron Roller: 669

Annabelle Eaton: 449

Ralph Dezago: 256

County Clerk Unexpired Term Republican Primary

Jeanne Livingston: 3,651

County Register Of Deeds Unexpired Term

Rose Johns: 3,580

Banner Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Bill Lorson: 19

Buckeye Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Jeff Bender: 126

Center Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Merle Peck: 214

Grant Twp. Clerk Democratic Primary

Annette L. Hernandez: 39

Hayes Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Wally Wolfe: 71

Holland Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

William Ballou: 20

Hope Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Neil Polok: 69

Lincoln Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Justin Reynolds: 297

Logan Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Kenny Longhofer: 41

Lyon Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Jason Becker: 33

Roger Lietz: 12

Newbern Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Michael A. Davidson: 87

Noble Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Gary Hall: 336

Ridge Twp. Clerk Republican Primary

Bob Hoffman Jr.: 41

Buckeye Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Joyce M. Cramer: 122

Center Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Paul A. Froelich: 203

Center Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Laurie S. McLaughlin: 207

Heever Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Justin Colby Hicken: 38

Cheever Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Kylie Hicken: 39

Flora Twp. Pr Dem. C-Man Democratic Primary

George S. Sanchez: 6

Garfield Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Bret Nagely: 42

Grant Twp. Pr Dem. C-Man Democratic Primary

Barry L. West: 41

Grant Twp. Pr Dem. C-Woman Democratic Primary

Meta West: 42

Grant Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Curtis L. Rein: 229

Grant Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Sandra M. Rein: 82

Hayes Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Leah Hern: 82

Herington W1 Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Larry D. Mann: 118

Herington W1 Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Marcia Mathias: 117

Herington W4 Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Kenneth Staatz: 80

Holland Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

David Shively: 22

Holland Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Sharon J. Roberts Meyer: 21

Jefferson Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Kevin Harris: 66

Jefferson Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Rosemary Harris: 66

Liberty Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Rodney D. Knopp: 65

Liberty Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Marysue Roller: 67

Lincoln Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Kenneth W. Roelofsen: 195

Phillip Cosby: 111

Lincoln Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Laura A. Jevons: 188

Cathy K. Cosby: 113

Logan Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Loren D. Rock: 42

Logan Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Carol S. Rock: 42

Noble Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Robert L. Diehl: 320

Noble Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Joan P. Atkinson: 320

Ridge Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Kent Rock: 35

Ridge Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Mary Lynn Rock: 36

Sherman Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Audrey Sheets: 47

Willowdale Twp. Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Gerald B. Hanna: 71

Willowdale Twp. Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Deborah Hanna: 72

Abilene 2nd Ward Dem. C-Man Democratic Primary

Duane Schrag: 53

Abilene 2nd Ward Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

John C. Nachtman: 259

Abilene 2nd Ward Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Karyl L. Ford: 259

Abilene 3rd Ward Dem. C-Man Democratic Primary

Ron Sare: 37

Abilene 3rd Ward Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Brandon L. Rein: 161

Abilene 3rd Ward Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Dee Marshall: 153

Abilene 4th Ward 1st Pr Dem. C-Man Democratic Primary

Martin Fadden: 65

Abilene 4th Ward 1st Pr Dem. C-Woman Democratic Primary

Merlene G. Hoerner: 65

Abilene 4th Ward 1st Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Ryan Weeks: 212

Abilene 4th Ward 1st Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Julie Roller Weeks: 216

Abilene 4th Ward 2nd Pr Dem. C-Man Democratic Primary

Thomas Schwartz: 69

Abilene 4th Ward 2nd Pr Dem. C-Woman Democratic Primary

Klaire K. Keller: 63

Abilene 4th Ward 2nd Pr Rep. C-Man Republican Primary

Mack Teasley: 295

Abilene 4th Ward 2nd Pr Rep. C-Woman Republican Primary

Diane Miller: 298