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Primary election on tap for June 3

Freeman Courier of Freeman, South Dakota

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Hutchinson County voters will have a handful of races in which to cast their votes in the June 3 primary election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The only contested races that Freeman-area voters will be able to cast ballots will be the races for United States Senator and South Dakota Governor. In the race for United State Senate, Republican voters will choose between candidates Larry Pressler of Sioux Falls, Stace Nelson of Fulton, Mike Rounds of Fort Pierre, Jason Ravnsborg of Yankton and Larry Rhoden of Union Center.

Incumbent senator Tim Johnson chose not to seek re-election this year. Rick Weiland was the only Democrat to file for the United States Senate seat and is unopposed in the primary.

Area Republicans will also be able to cast a ballot in the race for South Dakota Governor. In that race, Lora Hubbell of Sioux Falls and incumbent Dennis Daugaard of Pierre will face off in the Republican primary. A pair of Democrats will also face each other - Susan Wismer or Britton and Joe Lowe of Piedmont will both be on the ballot for the Democrats.

While there will be Republican primary races for seats on the Hutchinson County Commission, voters in Freeman will not cast votes for the position as only one candidate - incumbent Jerome Hoff of Menno - filed a petition for the District 1 seat. Primary races that will be decided by other Hutchinson County voters include a Republican primary between Glenn Harnisch and Leon Edlund of Parkston for the District 3 seat and Larry Lee Mehlhaf of Kaylor and Victor Olson of Tripp for the District 5 seat.

Other candidates appearing on the June 3 primary ballot are running unopposed.

For more on the 2014 primary election, see next week's issue of the Freeman Courier.

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Original Publication Date: May 21, 2014

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