Updated 9:16 a.m. Nov. 5, 2020 with additional information and photographs.
One of the state senators who represents Leavenworth County was reelected Tuesday. But the other incumbent senator was defeated, according to election night results.
Democrat Jeff Pittman defeated incumbent state Sen. Kevin Braun, a Republican, in the race for the 5th District of the Kansas Senate, according to unofficial results posted on a website for the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office.
Pittman received 16,361 votes. Braun received 14,511 votes.
The 5th District includes the cities of Leavenworth and Lansing as well as a portion of Wyandotte County.
Pittman currently represents the 41st District of the Kansas House of Representatives. But he decided to run for the state Senate this year instead of reelection to the House of Representatives.
“I’m very excited about stepping up to Senate District No. 5,” he said.
State Sen. Tom Holland was elected to a fourth term in the 3rd District of the Kansas Senate.
Holland, a Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Willie Dove.
Holland received 19,505 votes. Dove received 18,878, according to the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office.
The 3rd District includes the cities of Easton, Basehor, Tonganoxie and Linwood as well as a portion of Douglas County.
Dove currently represents the 38th District in the Kansas House of Representatives. But he decided to run for the state Senate this year instead of reelection to the House of Representatives.