Incumbent Nez Perce County District 3 Commissioner Douglas Zenner beat challenger Terry Golding in Tuesday’s Republican primary, while Don Beck topped Lewiston City Councilor Jim Kleeburg for the District 1 Republican nomination.
Zenner had 71 percent to Golding’s 29 percent, while Beck secured 62 percent of the vote to Kleeburg’s 38 percent. Beck faces Democrat Bob Blakey in the November general election, and Zenner squares off against independent Bob Hasenoehrl.
Meanwhile, all five school levies in north central Idaho passed on Tuesday.
Levy elections for one-year measures were held in the Troy, Salmon River, Cottonwood, Whitepine and Nezperce school districts. Levies must be approved with a majority vote, or 1 vote more than 50 percent, and all five levies easily met the threshold.
More than 75 percent of Troy School District said yes to a $995,000 replacement levy, with Salmon River passing a $525,000 supplemental levy with 69 percent approval.
The Cottonwood School District’s $325,000 supplemental levy got 63 percent backing, and more than 66 percent of voters approved an $880,000 levy for the Whitepine School District, while about 70 percent patrons backed the $445,000 levy for the Nezperce School District. (Lewiston Tribune)