TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Tuesday night was filled with numbers as the polls closed on the Kansas primary election and returns rolled in.
All in all, the primary election saw several big winners – including Shawnee County sheriff Herman Jones, who will hold onto his position.
Assistant district attorney, Mike Kagay beat his opponents and will serve as the county’s new district attorney.
Neither man will face the general election in November.
The senate race between Vicki Schmidt and challenger Joe Patton came down to 744 votes. Schmidt claimed the victory.
Schmidt will rival Candace Ayars in the general election.
Kevin Cook was successful in his bid to maintain his seat as Shawnee County commissioner of the second district.
Sharing his goals, Cook spoke to KSNT news after his win – saying, “we need to maintain the financial status of Shawnee County, but now it is about moving the county forward economically.”
Cook joins Kagay and Jones in securing his position and sitting out the general election.