During Tuesday’s Primary Election, Brown County Republicans elected Don Painter as the party’s representative for Brown County Commissioner. Painter secured 407 Republican votes compared to 290 for incumbent Raymond “Buddy” Small. With no candidates running from the Democratic Party, Painter will secure a four-year term in November barring a write-in effort.
By a 230 to 138 margin, Rock County voters adopted an additional 3-cent property tax levy to support the Rock County Hospital’s operations and the Rock County Ambulance Association. 
In Keya Paha County, Tony Tiefenthaler secured the Republican nomination for Keya Paha County Commissioner in the West District. Tiefenthaler received 65 votes from West District Republicans. Kayla Schrantz earned 33 votes, followed by Darrell Olson with 31 and Beth Rutar with seven.
A total of 37% of registered voters cast a ballot in Brown County. Voter turnout in Keya Paha County for the Primary Election was 49 percent. Unofficial turnout in Rock County was just over 36% of registered voters casting a ballot tuesday.