Idaho’s Primary election was held on Tuesday.
In the race for Idaho’s First Congressional District, Lewiston native Democrat Jimmy Farris beat Cynthia Clinkingbeard 53 percent to 47 percent. Farris will face incumbent Republican Representative Raul Labrador in November. Labrador received nearly 81 percent of the vote to turn away challenger Reed McCandless.
In District 2, incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Simpson beat challenger Chick Heileson, 69.5 percent to 30.5 percent. Simpson will face Democrat Nicole LeFavour in the general election after the former Boise state senator easily defeated Jack Chappell, 84 percent to 16 percent.
In state legislative races, incumbent Republican Senator Dan Johnson of Lewiston beat challenger Jeff Nesset, 59.6 percent to 40.4 percent. Johnson will face unopposed Democrat and former judge John Bradbury for the District 6 seat in November.
The two District 6 House races had no primary contests – Republican Thyra Stevenson will face Democrat Pete Gertonson for Position A, while incumbent Democrat John Rusche takes on Republican Daniel Santiago for Position B.
In the District 7 Senate race, Senator Sheryl Nuxoll of Cottonwood defeated challenger Mary Wade Heston, 75.6 percent to 24.4 percent. Nuxoll faces independent Jon Cantamessa this fall.
In the House race for the newly formed District 7 Position A, Republican Shannon McMillan bested two others to advance. McMillan had 47 percent to Rex Rammell’s 30.8 percent, and Ed Galloway’s 22.2 percent. McMillan will run against Democratic write-in candidate Andrea Davidson in November. With no primary challengers, Republican Paul Shepherd and Democrat James Paradiso will vie for the Position B seat.