While many were watching the national-level showdown between Democratic presidential candidates, local raises garnered plenty of attention in Logan County.
Logan County Clerk Peggy Fitzjurls said that the primary election ran smoothly.
Overall voter turnout was 33.47 percent, slightly higher than the 28.1 percent state average. Countywide, President Donald Trump took the Republican lead with 2,633 votes, 96.4 percent, while Joe Biden gained the Democrat votes with 415, 40.4 percent.
Rep. Jon Eubanks won the Republican ballot for House District 74 with a majority of the Logan County votes 1,599, to 774 for Curtis Varnell and 372 for Shawn Bates.
Combined with the other District 74 counties, Sebastian, Scott and Franklin, the final results were: Rep. Jon S. Eubanks 2,356, 63.16%, Curtis J. Varnell 901, 24.16%, Shawn Bates 473, 12.68%
Judge Brian K. Mueller won a place on the November ballot for the State District Court District 12 judgeship, a new position overseeing district court in Logan, Yell, and Pope Counties.
Mueller ended the primary with 58.25 percent of the votes. Judge Carol Collins received 1,020 votes and Judge Dale Lipsmeyer 481. Lipsmeyer made up the difference in the three-county combined tally, with 36.96% beating Collins out to her 30.34%.
Mueller was appreciative of the support of not only his home county but district-wide.Mueller said he was impressed and appreciative of the overwhelming support I received from the voters of Logan County.
“I also appreciate the support I received in the other counties. It was because of this combined support that I was able to get into the run-off election in November. I would like to take this opportunity to ask everyone for their vote and support in November.”
Lipsmeyer and Mueller will appear on the General Election ballot on Nov. 3.
In other judicial votes Tuesday county voters sided with Morgan Welch over Barbara Webb for State Supreme Court Associate Justice Position 4, 1,872 to 1,827; and Emily White over Stephanie Potter Barrett 1,885 to 1,829 for Court of Appeals Associate Judge District 4.
Both would lose out in the statewide voting as Webb won her race with 244,145 votes to 211,399 for Welch, and Barrett won hers by a count of 41,883 to 32,215.
The only other contested race in the county occurred in Justice of the Peace District 3, where incumbent Aaron Chastain lost to Michael Schluterman, who previously held the seat, 180-97.
Some information was obtained from the Booneville Gazette.