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Updates from the state Senate, House of Representatives and Board of Education races:
Michael O'Donnell defeated incumbent Jean Schodorf in the Republican race for District 25. O'Donnell recorded 2,745 votes (59 percent). Schodorf had 1,897 (40). Timothy Snow edged out Perry Schuckman for the Democratic ticket in Senate District 25. Snow had 943 votes (52 percent). Schuckman had 862 (47 percent). O'Donnell and Snow will face off, along with Libertarian Dave Thomas, in the general election. (Photo of O'Donnell on phone Tuesday night to Schodorf taken by KWCH-12.)
Incumbent Dick Kelsey lost to Dan Kerschen on the Republican ballot in District 26. Kerschen collected 3,818 votes, or 57 percent of the vote. Kelsey had 2,823 votes, or 42 percent. Kerschen takes the District 26 seat.
In District 29, Oletha Faust-Goudeau had 2,059 votes for 78 percent. She topped fellow Democrat KC Ohaebosim, who has 575 votes for 21 percent. Faust-Goudeau next faces Republican Kenya Cox and Libertarian Carl Kramer.
Carolyn McGinn has a slim margin over Gary Mason in Senate District 31 with 2,096 votes for 50 percent. Mason has 49 percent of the vote, with 2,089 votes. The winner of this Republican duel will not have a general election opponent.
House of Representatives:
In U.S. House of Representatives District 4, Robert Tillman defeated Easu Freeman. Tillman took 7,623 votes (71 percent) to Freeman's 3,083 (28). Republican incumbent Mike Pompeo and Libertarian Thomas Jefferson is Tillman's competition in November.
Gail Finney won convincingly over fellow Democrat Matthew Collins in District 84. Finney had 804 votes (90 percent) to Collins' 89 (9 percent). She will face Republican Dan Heflin and Libertarian Gordon Bakken.
Jim Ward topped Judith Loganbill in District 86 on the Democratic ballot with 451 votes (56 percent). Loganbill received 348 (43 percent). Ward will challenge Republican John Stevens and Libertarian James Pruden.
Incumbent Ponka-We Victors defeated Angela Martinez on the Democratic ticket in District 103, retaining the seat. Victors had 232 votes for 67 percent. Martinez had 114 votes for 32 percent.
In the District 89 Democratic primary, Roderick Houston (578 votes) bested Peggy Elliott (382) and David Hansen (260). He challenges Republican Emanuel Banks.
Jeff Blubaugh is trailing Leslie Osterman for the Republican nomination in District 97. Osterman has 761 votes. Blubaugh has 734. Democrat Dale Swenson awaits the winner.
In District 101, Jon Seiwert won the Republican nod. He earned 481 votes. Challengers Jamey Blubaugh and Mark Holick had 238 and 64, respectively. Seiwart takes the seat.
State Board of Education:
In the Republican bid for the 8th District, Kathy Busch defeated Walt Chappell with a 61-to-38 percent margin. Busch had 9,301 votes, Chappell 5,926. Busch does not have an opponent in the November election.