A roundup of contested elections from area counties:
Nolan wins GOP race for prosecutor
It was a close race, but incumbent Douglas County State's Attorney Kevin Nolan successfully defended his seat against challenger Tammy Baer. Nolan won 54.2 percent of the Republican vote, with 1,751 votes, while Baer garnered 45.8 percent, with 1,477 votes.
Nolan was elected for the first time in 2004.
"I'm happy with the results" of the election, Nolan said Tuesday. "I wish it could have been (a bigger margin), but we'll take this result."
Baer could not be reached for comment.
Piatt prosecutor beats GOP rival
In Piatt County, incumbent Dana Rhoades beat challenger Steve Thomas in the state's attorney race. She received 2,307 to Steve Thomas' 660 votes.
Rhoades said she's thankful to those who supported her campaign.
"Obviously with this kind of feedback and support ... it reinforces my decision to keep serving the people of Piatt County," she said.
Rhoades was first elected in 2008.
Thomas could not be reached for comment.
Most Ford incumbents win
In Ford County, one county board member lost his bid for re-election, but otherwise all board incumbents prevailed in Tuesday's Republican primary in Ford County.
And voters also sided with incumbent Coroner Doug Wallace of rural Melvin, who defeated newcomer Kip Rutledge of Elliott by securing 62.4 percent of the vote, with 1,632 votes to Rutledge's 982.
District 1 board member Tom McQuinn of rural Paxton was the only incumbent to fall in an election that saw 16 candidates running for 12 available board seats.
McQuinn earned the second-lowest vote total among the six candidates running for four seats in District 1, which represents the Paxton area.
In District 2, which represents the central section of the county, winning election were all four incumbents: Pat Haskins of rural Sibley (548 votes), Bob Lindgren of rural Loda (439), Floyd "Bud" Otto Jr. of rural Roberts (443) and Tim Nuss of rural Roberts (429).
Will Brumleve of the Paxton Record contributed to this report.