Switzerland County elected both a State Senator and a State Representative in this election – and following the trend – both Republicans won here and district wide.
– In the contested race for the State Senate seat in District 45; incumbent Republican Jim Smith defeated Democrat challenger Julie Berry.
Here in Switzerland County, Jim Smith received 1,307 votes; while Julie Berry received 1,183 votes.
Across the district; Jim Smith received 19,820 votes; and Julie Berry received 16,989 votes.
– The race for State Representative for District 67 saw Republican incumbent Randy Frye win re-election without an opponent.
Here in Switzerland County, he received 1,739 votes. His district wide total was not available at press time.