STATE SENATOR, 15TH DISTRICT
State Sen. Jeff King of Independence was the clear favorite in Montgomery County for the Republican nomination for the 15th Senate District. King had 3087 votes compared to Umbarger’s 1535 votes. Those votes will be added to the tallies from Labette and Neosho counties to determine the overall winner. Stay tuned for details.
KANSAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 12th DISTRICT
Virgil Peck, Jr., of Tyro defeats Jack Kopfman of Caney for the Republican nomination to the Kansas House of Representatives, 12th District. In the 12th District area of Montgomery County, Peck had 1086 votes compared to Kopfman’s 370 votes. In the district, Peck received 2363 votes (67 percent) compared to Kopfman’s 1140 votes (37 percent). Peck will now face Democrat Party opponent Tina Bumgarner in November.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF:
Sheriff Robert Dierks defeats Mark McCleary for the Republican nomination for Montgomery County sheriff. Dierks received 3442 votes (73 percent) compared to McCleary’s 1223 votes (27 percent).
14TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUDGE:
Gary House wins the Republican nomination for the 14th Judicial District seat, defeating Kim King of Independence. House earned 3852 votes (68 percent) in Montgomery and Chautauqua counties while King received 1810 votes (32 percent) of the vote in both counties.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSION, 2ND DISTRICT:
Montgomery County Commissioner Larry McManus narrowly defeats Jason Moore of Caney for the Republican nomination for the county commission, 2nd district. McManus received 987 votes (50.4 percent) compared to Moore’s 968 votes (49.6 percent). Provisional ballots will be counted at next Monday’s vote canvass, which may alter the outcome.