Local News

The South Dakota primary election took place Tuesday and the results are in. 

Locally, Tiffany Langer defeated two other opponents including incumbent Dennis “Mike” Olson and Dave Welling to win a seat on the city council representing the southeast district.  Langer got 422 votes while Olson got 384 and Welling received 345.  


Justin Reinbold won a seat on the council as well, representing the southwest district, but did so running unnaposed.  He will replace councilman Dave Bunsness who did not seek reelection.  


Three open seats were available on the Aberdeen Public School Board and all the incumbents won their seats back.  Kevin J. Burckhard received 3,236 votes, Brian Sharp received 2,998 and Aaron Schultz received 2,850.  


There were three statewide races underway as well.  Joe Biden handily defeated Bernie Sanders to with the Democratic presidential primary.  Sanders had suspended his campaign months ago.  Biden recieved 28,343 or 78 percent of the vote while Sanders received 7,945 or 22 percent.  


Incumbent Senator Mike Rounds defeated challenger Scyller Borglum for the republicnation nomination.  He recieved 54,862 or 75 percent of the vote while Borglum recieved 18,433 or 25 percent.  Rounds will go on to the general to face Dan Ahlers, Demcorat from Dell Rapids.


Finally The Republican race for US house saw Representative Dusty Johnson defeat challenger Liz Marty May.  Johnson received 55,832 or 76 percent of the vote while May recieved 17,247 or 24 percent of the vote.