Published: Aug. 2, 2016 at 3:31 PM CDT
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Primary election day arrived in Kansas as voters began to voice their opinions on the direction of government at the local, state and national levels.

The big story from the night was the victory for challenger Dr. Roger Marshall over incumbent Tim Huelskamp in the First Congressional District.

Follow results as they came in through the updates below:

UPDATE--10:45 p.m. BREAKING:

Tyler Roush has been declared the winner in the Republican Primary for District 18 Court Judge. With 31,272 votes reported, Roush won with 14,243 votes, followed by Shawn Elliott with 12,231 votes and incumbent Timothy Henderson with 4,798.

Challenger Edward Berger is declared the winner of the Republican Primary for Kansas Senate District 34 against incumbent Terry Bruce. Berger led 5,586 votes to 4,007 with 80 of 97 precincts reporting.

In the Republican Primary for Senate District 16, incumbent Ty Masterson defeated challenger Troy Tabor II.


UPDATE--10:34 p.m. BREAKING:

Eyewitness News projects David Dennis the winner of the Republican Primary for Sedgwick County Commission District 3. With all 54 precincts reported, Dennis won with 6,050 votes to 4,778 for incumbent Karl Peterjohn.


UPDATE--10:25 p.m. BREAKING:

Chad Gay has been declared the winner of the Republican Primary for Harvey County Sheriff. Gay will face Democrat Bryan Hall in November to replace retiring Sheriff T. Walton.



KWCH declares challenger Roger Marshall the winner of the House District 1 Primary over incumbent Tim Huelskamp. With 930 of 1,332 precincts reported, Marshall holds a lead of 44,419 votes to 32,807. This amounts to a lead of 58 percent to 42 percent.


UPDATE-- 9:50 p.m. BREAKING:

Challenger Roger Marshall holds a near 9,000 vote lead over incumbent Tim Huelskamp in the GOP Primary for U.S. House District 1. Marshall leads 34,681 votes to 25,979. Neither candidate has called the race, but 727 of 1,332 precincts have reported.


UPDATE--9: 30 p.m.

Challengers have leads in a pair of state senate races we're watching closely. In the GOP Primary for Senate District 14, Bruce Givens has a narrow lead, 2,946 votes to 2,846 over incumbent Forrest Knox. There are 64 of 154 precincts reporting.

With 30 of 97 precincts reported in the Republican Primary for Kansas Senate District 34, challenger Edward Berger leads incumbent Terry Bruce, 2,430 votes to 1,482.


UPDATE--9:10 p.m.

With 289 of 1,332 total precincts reporting, challenger Roger Marshall leads incumbent Tim Huelskamp in the GOP Primary for U.S. House District 1. There are 14,868 votes for Marshall to 10,953 for Huelskamp.



With 45 of 49 precincts reported, incumbent Kelly Herzet is declared the winner of the primary election for Butler County Sheriff. Herzet is projected to remain Butler County's Sheriff as he will not face a Democratic challenger in November.



Incumbent Jerry Moran has won his party's nod for U.S. Senate. In November, he'll face Democrat Patrick Wiesner who won his primary election Tuesday night.


UPDATE--8:45 p.m.:

As results continue to pour in, we're seeing a mix of advantages for incumbents and newcomers. In the Republican Primary for U.S. House District 1, "the Big First," challenger Dr. Roger Marshall holds a 6,826 votes to 4,346 over Tim Huelskamp. This total amounts to 111 of 1,332 total precincts reporting.

With 29 of 49 precincts reporting, incumbent Kelly Herzet holds the advantage over three challengers, leading by more than 1,000 votes.

In the Sedgwick County Commission's Third District, challenger David Dennis leads incumbent Karl Peterjohn, 1,719 to 1,250. There are five precincts reporting.

For Sedgwick County District Court Judge (District 18) challenger Tyler Roush leads with ,4112 votes, followed by fellow challenger Shawn Elliott with 3,241 and incumbent Timothy Henderson with 1,320 votes. Thirty two precincts are reporting.


UPDATE--8 p.m.:

The team of incumbent Congressman Tim Huelskamp has told media members to leave the watch party for tonight's primary election. Huelskamp's campaign manager previously had given permission for Eyewitness News reporter Emily Griffin to be at the watch party. She is now being asked to wait outside the gathering.

With 30 precincts reporting, Marshall leads Huelskamp 2,703 votes to 1,756.


UPDATE--7:45 p.m.:

Early numbers in the primary race for District 18 Court Judge shows Tyler Roush ahead with 3,283 votes, followed by Shawn Elliott with 2,391 and incumbent Timothy Henderson with 919. However, none of the 259 precincts have been reported.

In the race for Butler County Sheriff, incumbent Kelly Herzet holds the early edge with 690 votes. Walker Andrews has notched 305 votes, followed by Mike Holton with 290 and Curtis Cox with 160. None of the 49 precincts have reported.


UPDATE--7:18 p.m.:

Early primary election results are starting to roll in, including for the first Congressional district between incumbent Tim Huelskamp and challenger, Dr. Roger Marshall. It is too early to gauge which candidates have the advantage, as just one precinct is reporting. Part of the First Congressional District in far western Kansas is an hour behind most of the state in the Mountain Time Zone. In these precincts, polls close at 8 p.m. Central Time.


We are in the thick of election night coverage. Join us LIVE answering your questions and navigating some of the tightest races. Jacob Albracht, Pilar Pedraza, and Dr. Russell Arben Fox now on Facebook Live.

Posted by KWCH 12 Eyewitness News on Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Overview of key races ahead of Primary election results:

Starting at the national level, perhaps the most heated race is the GOP Primary for U.S. House District 1 where incumbent, Congressman Tim Huelskamp faces a challenger in Dr. Roger Marshall. District 1 represents about two-thirds of Kansas, including western Kansas and the majority of central Kansas.

Also at the congressional level, Tuesday's primaries include a race among two Democrats seeking to challenge incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo in U.S. House District 4. Robert Tillman and Daniel Giroux are seeking to face off against Pompeo in November to represent the district that includes much of south central Kansas, including the cities of Wichita, Newton, Haysville, Derby, El Dorado, Winfield and Ark City.

At the state level, there are a pair of GOP senate primaries we're watching closely. In Senate District 16, incumbent Ty Masterson faces a challenger in Troy Tabor II. District 16 includes part of Andover, Augusta, Benton, Rose Hill and Whitewater in Butler County and part of Bel Aire, part of Derby, part of Kechi and part of Wichita in Sedgwick County. Masterson has served the 16th District in the Kansas Senate since 2009. Masterson served in the State House from 2005 to 2008.

In Senate District 14, incumbent Republican Forrest Knox faces a primary challenger in Bruce Givens. District 14 includes a large part of Butler County, including Cassoday, Douglass, El Dorado, Latham, Leon, Potwin, Rosalia and Towanda, as well as the southeast Kansas counties of Chautauqua, Coffey, Elk, Wilson and Woodson. The district also covers parts of Cowley and Montgomery Counties. Knox has served the 14th District in the Kansas Senate since 2013. He served in the State House from 2005 to 2012.

Other notable Senate races to follow include incumbent Republican Carolyn McGinn vs. challenger Renee Erickson in District 31, incumbent Republican Gene Suellentrop vs. challenger Lori Graham in District 27 and incumbent Terry Bruce vs. challenger Edward Berger in District 94. Berger is a former president of Hutchinson Community College.

At the local level, Tuesday's notable primary races includes the race for District 3 of the Sedgwick County Commission, a race for district court judge and a pair of sheriff's races in Harvey County and Butler County.

In Sedgwick County Commission District 3, incumbent Republican Karl Peterjohn faces a primary challenger in David Dennis, a retired Air Force Colonel and the former state education board chairman in Kansas. Peterjohn has served District 3 on the county commission since 2008.

In Sedgwick County District Court (District 18), incumbent Timothy Henderson faces primary challengers in Tyler Roush and Shawn Elliott.

In Butler County, incumbent Kelly Herzet faces three primary challengers in Walker Andrews, a former Wichita police lieutenant, Curtis Cox, a Butler County sheriff's deputy, and Mike Holton, an El Dorado police sergeant. Herzet has served as Butler County's sheriff since 2011.

In Harvey County, three Republicans are squaring off in Tuesday's primary in hopes of replacing retired Sheriff T. Walton. The primary candidates include Ted Brunner, Chad Gay and Bruce Jolliff.

We have crews across our coverage area, bringing live reports tonight as results become official. Stick with us on air, online and on the KWCH 12 app to follow the latest developments and official results as they happen.