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Smith, Hicks Win Primaries

Logan County Sheriff Steve Smith survived the challenge posed by two opponents and avoided a runoff for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s Party Primary and Non-Partisan Judicial election.

Smith goes on to face Republican nominee Boyd D. Hicks in November. Hicks easily defeated challenger Joe Gilliam to win the GOP nomination Tuesday.

Also, for the second conseutive election, more ballots were cast in the Republican primary than in the Democratic primary. There were 1,976 votes cast in the Republican primary compared to 1,617 in the Democratic primary. Tuesday’s turnout was a little higher than expected, with 3,662 ballots cast, or 31.89 percent of the county’s 11,483 registered voters.

Here are the results in Logan County races:

Democatic primary

Logan County Sheriff

Steve Smith 991 62.44 percent

Tom Bruce 408 25.71 percent

Charles Pearson 188 11.85 percent

Justice of the Peace District 7

Debbie Anhalt 66 60.55 percent

Mark Graham 43 39.45 percent

Republican primary

Logan County Sheriff

Boyd D. Hicks 1,423 73.58 percent

Joe Gilliam 511 26.42 percent

Non-partisan Judicial

15th District Circuit Judge

Terry Sullivan 6,923 58.8 percent

Betsy Danielson 4,843 41.1 percent

Logan County

Betsy Danielson 2,063 57.6 percent

Terry Sullivan 1,513 42.31 percent

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