Both incumbent Cowley County commissioners will keep their seats, according to unofficial election results posted by the Cowley Count Clerk’s office late Tuesday.

Bob Voegele bested challenger Gary Wilson by 71 votes, 592 to 521, or 53.3 to 46.7 percent in the District 2 race. In District 3, Alan Groom soundly defeated Jim Sybrant, 1087 to 558, or 66 to 34 percent.

Both races were Republican primaries, and with no Democratic candidates to face in the general election, Voegele and Groom will serve their second and fourth terms, respectively.

Check and the CourierTraveler on Thursday for full coverage of the results.

In the GOP primary for Kansas Senate District 14, challenger Michael Fagg continued to lead incumbent Bruce Givens. Fagg’s advantage with 75 of 146 precincts reporting was 55 to 45 percent, or 6,230 to 5,056 votes, according to the Kansas Secretary of State.

In Cowley County, voters slightly favored Fagg by 559 to 533 votes. There is no Democratic candidate in the race.

Ken White easily won the Democratic primary for Kansas House District 79 with a 78 to 22 percent advantage over Richard Kautz. Vote totals were 783 to 217.  Cowley County favored white 616 to 151.

White will take on incumbent Republican Cheryl Helmer in the November general election.

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