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Guider narrowly wins re-election to commission
by Bill Baldowski
May 20, 2014 10:34 PM | 3071 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Douglas County Commissioner Ann Jones Guider and Sam Haskell, senior member of the Douglas County Board of Educaton, won their primary races Tuesday.

In the commission race, Guider defeated her opponent, J.R. McCoy, by 23 votes. Unless there is a recount, Guider won the seat, taking 50.4 percent of the vote to McCoy's 49.5 percent.

Haskell won his Republican primary race for the school board's District 4 seat against challenger Lauren McCoy.

Haskell took 53.8 percent of the vote to Lauren McCoy's 46.1 percent.

He will face Democrat Michelle Simmons in the general election. Simmons garnered 59 percent of the vote in her race against two opponents.

In the District 30 State Senate race, Republican incumbent Mike Dugan compiled 55 percent, or 6,343 votes, to opponent Bill Hembree’s 45 percent or 5,264 votes, to win his party's nomination for the seat. He will face Democrat James Nixon in the November general election.

In the Democratic primary for the U.S. House District 13 seat, incumbent David Scott easily won, taking 81 percent of the vote to defeat Democratic challenger Michael Owens, who had 18.9 percent of the vote. Scott will be unopposed in the general election in November.

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