wins Republican sheriff nomination
Doug Giddings defeated incumbent Larry Dasenbrock by 236 votes to take the Republican nomination for Idaho County Sheriff in the general election in November.
Giddings, of Riggins, received 1,498 votes while Dasenbrock received 1,262.
In November he will face Democrat Carlos Martinez who received 515 votes in the primary.
The other contested county race was for Idaho County Commissioner District 2 where James Rockwell defeated Dorothy Walker 1,968 to 615 for the Republican nomination for the two year seat. Rockwell will face Democrat Shelley Dumas in November. Dumas ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination and received 542 votes. Incumbent Randy Doman did not seek re-election as he is running for Idaho State Senate.
For District 1 Idaho County Commissioner incumbent Republican Skipper Brandt received 2,162 votes. No Democrat filed for the position so Brandt appears to have no opposition in November either.
Incumbent Idaho County Prosecutor Kirk McGregor, a Republican, also had no opposition in the primary or, it appears, in November. He polled 2,179 votes.
The legislative races were all uncontested with one Republican and one Democrat running for each position.
For District 8 Senate Republican incumbent Lee Heinrich received 2,006 votes while Democrat Doman received 598.
For District 8A Representative incumbent Republican Ken Roberts received 2,078 votes while Democrat Richard Adams received 602.
For District 8B Representative incumbent Republican Paul Shepherd received 2,054 votes while Democrat Jim Rehder received 632 votes.
In Idaho County John Bradbury outpolled Joel Horton 2,215 to 1,048 for a six-year term on the Idaho Supreme Court but statewide Horton was the winner.
In the race for U.S. Senator Jim Risch was the Republican nominee in statewide returns while Larry LaRocco was the Democratic nominee.
In the race for U.S. Congress incumbent Republican Bill Sali easily held off a challenge from Matthew Salisbury. Democrat Walt Minnick will challenge Sali in November.
In the voting for U.S. President John McCain outpolled Ron Paul in Idaho while Barack Obama outpolled Hillary Clinton and Keith Russell Judd.
The general election will be November 4.