Kippley, Sutton, Dennert, Perry all re-elected

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Local incumbents retained their positions in Tuesday’s election. There were 17,767 votes cast in Brown County.

Republicans Rachel Kippley and Duane Sutton will return to the Brown County Commission, while Republicans Drew Dennert and Carl Perry won spots in the State Representative District 3 race.

Kippley finished with 10,220 votes (38%) while Sutton had 9,227 votes (34%). Michael E. Nehls-D, finished with 7,379 votes (28%).

Dennert had 7,107 votes (34%), and Perry finished with 6,086 votes (29%). Challengers Leslie McLaughlin had 3,843 (19%) and Justin Roemmick finished with 3,720 votes (18%).

In the race for State Senator District 1, Republican Michael H. Rohl defeated Susan Wismer-D. Rohl finished with 6,051 votes (55.2%), while Wismer had votes 4,413 votes (44.8%).

In the amendment for Aberdeen’s home rule charter, voters approved the measure with yes votes at 6,750 (63%), and no votes at 3,922 (37%).

Meanwhile in the race for State Representative District 1 Tamara St. John-R finished with 6,150 votes (41.3%), Jennifer Healy Keintz-D had 4,502 (30.2%), and Steven D. McCleerey-D had 4,243 (28.5%).

In the race for State Representative District 2, Kaleb W. Weis-R 2,200 (52%), defeated Lana Greenfield-R 2,205 (48%).

In unopposed races, Brock L. Greenfield-R won State Senator District 2, and Al Novstrup-R won State Senator District 3.

In statewide races, Republic incumbents Mike Rounds and Dusty Johnson will remain in Washington. Rounds defeated Dan Ahlers in the U.S. Senator race, while Johnson defeated Randy ‘Uriah’ L. Luallin in the U.S. Representative race.

With 95 percent of precincts reporting, here are the totals for other statewide races and measures:

In the race for Public Utilities Commissioner vote totals have Gary Hanson-R at 250,964 (69.4%), Remi W.B. Bald Eagle-D 91,324 (25.3%), Devin Saxon-L 19,101 (5.3%).

Supreme Court Retention: Yes, 12,449 (83%), No 2,517 (17%).

Constitutional Amendment A (medical marijuana): Yes 260,769 (69.2%), No 116,041 (30.8%).

Constitutional Amendment B (sports betting): Yes 216,673 (58.5%), No 153,611 (41.5%).

Initiated Measure 26 (recreational marijuana): Yes 200,554 (53.4%), No 174,919 (46.6%).