It was a Republican sweep in Saline County in Tuesday’s general election. For the first time since the 1970s Republicans will hold every elected office in Saline County.
Winners Tuesday include Randall Hardy in the Kansas Senate, and Diana Dierks, Steven Johnson, and J.R. Claeys in the Kansas House of Representatives.
New additions to the Saline County Commission include Robert Vidricksen, Rodger Sparks, James Weese, and Mike White.
The new Saline County Clerk will be Jamie Doss.
Other notable results include Senator Jerry Moran retaining his seat in Washington DC, and Dr. Roger Marshall winning the 1st Congressional District Seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Voter turnout in Saline County was 61.2 percent, or 21,674 ballots cast.
Saline County was one of the last counties in Kansas to finish counting its votes, finishing just before 1:00 in the morning. Officials attributed the delay to a large number of paper ballots, write in votes, and over votes.