The state of Nebraska held their primary election yesterday and Holt county was no different.
On the statewide ticket, Mary Ridder took the win in Holt county over incumbent Jerry Vap in the race for the district 5 Public Service Commissioner. Ridder won by a fair margin, taking 887 votes compared to Vap's 550 votes.
In the race to replace the retired Marvin Scholz as district 6 County Supervisor, Darrin Paxton defeated Susan Straka-Heyden. Paxton earned nearly double the votes of Straka-Heyden, winning 241 to 122 votes.
In a slightly closer race, Robert Snyder won the district 4 County Supervisor seat by a margin of just 79 votes. Snyder, the incumbent, won 200 votes. In comparison, his challenger, Ernest Whiting, took home 121 votes.
After already serving 2 terms as a county supervisor, Snyder was not nervous about the tight race at all. "I knocked on a lot of doors and talked to a lot of people," said Snyder. "I think it helps people to have a familiar face to vote for and I feel a lot of people knew me."
Snyder ran for re-election because he still has unifinished business in the county. "I think I can get more done yet with the budget and for the county," said Snyder.