Top two finishers in District 19 House race comments on their wins

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Jessica Bahmuller of Alexandria finished first with thirty percent of the vote in the five-way District 19 House Republican primary this week.

She says she can relate to the people in the district.

Bahmuller ran two years ago in then District 21.  She says this was much different.

With no opposition in November, Bahmuller is already thinking about legislative issues.

Drew Peterson of Salem finished second in the five way republican primary race this week for two state House seats from District 19.

He said it was a tight run.

Peterson says there were a lot of miles traveled during the campaign.

Peterson, who got twenty two percent of the vote, says every vote was important.

Incumbent District 21 Representative Caleb Finck of Tripp finished third with twenty percent. He was moved to District 19 after redistricting.