South Dakota Legislative District 24

As a whole, South Dakota Legislative District 24 turned out voters at a higher rate than the state average of 25.34%. Comprised of Hughes, Hyde, Stanley, and Sully Counties, Sully had the highest voter turnout in the district with 43.5%, followed by Stanley with 41.7%, Hughes 28.9% and Hyde 24.7%.

From a field of five – Jeff Monroe, Noel Chicoine, Will Mortenson, Mike Weisgram, and Bob Lowery – voters determined who would advance for consideration in the General Election in November.

District 24 wide, Monroe received 17.47% of the vote, Chicoine 13.34%, Mortenson 32.53%, Weisgram 29.37%, and Lowery 7.29%. In Sully County, Monroe received 28% of the vote, Chicoine 19%, Mortenson 30%, Weisgram 19%, and Lowery 4%. Mortenson and Weisgram advance to the General Election where they will be pitted against the Democratic Party candidate, Amanda Bachmann on the November ballot.

Sully County

 

votes received

candidate

percentage of vote

178

Monroe

28%

124

Chicoine

19%

193

Mortenson

30%

120

Weisgram

19%

25

Lowery

4%

640

  

votes received

candidate

percentage of vote

District 24

 

1516

Monroe

17%

1558

Chicoine

13%

2824

Mortenson

33%

2549

Weisgram

29%

633

Lowery

7%

9080

  

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