Republicans sweep District 4


BROOKINGS – John Wiik kept his seat as state senator in District 4, and Fred Deutsch and incumbent John Mills topped a five-candidate race to claim the state representative seats in District 4, as well. 

Jason Kettwig chose not to seek re-election in the House race.

Senate incumbent Wiik took 6,499 votes for 65 percent of the 10,024 votes cast to beat Democrat Dennis Evenson, who tallied 3,525 votes for 35 percent.

Deutsch topped the field with 5,933 votes for 32 percent of the 18,350 votes cast in the House race. 

Mills gained 5,284 votes for 29 percent.

Democrat Kathy Tyler was third with 4,002 votes for 22 percent.

Democrat Jim Chilson got 2,674 votes for 15 percent.

Libertarian Daryl Lamar Root got 457 votes for 2 percent.


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