As Americans around the country flocked to the polls Tuesday, voters in Clay County also cast their votes in three local races.
The District 17 House race featured three newcomers: Marion Sorlien (D) Ray Ring (D) and Nancy Rasmussen (R).
The District 17 Senate race pits Tom Jones (R), who finished a two-year term in the SD House earlier this year, against John S. Chicoine (R).
The Clay County Commission race includes incumbents Leo Powell (D) and Raymond (Dusty) Passick (D) and challengers Ruth A. Bremer (D), Travis Mockler (R), and Stanley M. Peterson (I). Voters are asked to choose up to three of these five candidates.
Results will be updated as the night progresses.
Running results from the races (as of 8:55 p.m. NOT FINAL) are as follows:
DISTRICT 17 SENATE
Tom Jones —3,563
John S. Chicoine — 3,477
DISTRICT 17 HOUSE
Marion Sorlien — 3,052
Ray Ring — 3,226
Nancy Rasmussen — 3,576
CLAY COUNTY COMMISSION
Leo Powell — 2,123
Raymond (Dusty) Passick — 1,883
Ruth A. Bremer — 1,683
Travis Mockler — 1,759
Stanley M. Peterson — 705