Schoenberger wins tight treasurer race, Brown defeats Hogsett in District 2
Chase County Treasurer Cynthia Schoenberger held off challenger Penny Strand by a mere 25 votes while Jacci Brown defeated Commissioner Dave Hogsett in the District 2 race in the primary election held statewide Tuesday.
Since no Democrats or Libertarians filed for treasurer, the race was decided Tuesday. Brown will advance to the November general election as the Republican candidate and will face Libertarian candidate Duncan Einspahr.
In the District 3 commissioner race, Dennis Kunnemann bettered two others seeking the Republican nomination. Since all candidates were Republican, Kunnemann will run unopposed in November election as well.
County Clerk/Election Commissioner Debbie Clark said 42.5 percent of the 2,509 registered voters in the county turned out for the election. She was hoping for at least a 45 percent turnout.
In the District 44 race for the Legislature, Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango captured 85 percent of the vote in Chase County, compared to challenger Stephanie Malcolm of Palisade. Results late Tuesday night showed Hughes captured about 75 percent of the vote throughout the 44th District.
In state races, incumbent Governor Pete Ricketts (R) will face former state senator Bob Krist (D) in November.
In the two other contested races for state office, Bob Evnen won the Republican nomination for secretary of state while state senator John Murante won the Republican nomination for treasurer.
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