Hall wins GOP primary, Carruthers loses bid for fourth term

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

In Butler County races for the Statehouse, incumbent Rep. Thomas Hall built an insurmountable lead in his GOP primary challenge, but fellow incumbent Sara Carruthers’ bid for a fourth term ended Tuesday.

Hall, R-Madison Twp., was ahead of Republican challenger Zachary Stacy by a margin of 83.7% to 16.3%, according to the final, unofficial vote total in the 46th District race.

Hall will face Benjamin McCall, of Liberty Twp., in the November general election, as he was unopposed in the Democratic Party’s 46th House District primary.

Carruthers, R-Hamilton, however, lost to Diane Mullins, of Hanover Twp. in the GOP primary’s 47th District race. She lost 52.9% to 47.1%, according to final, unofficial results.

Mullins now advances to the November general election and will face Vanessa Cummings, of Oxford Twp., who was unopposed in the Democratic Party’s nomination primary.

Less than 20% of registered voters cast a ballot in this election, according to Butler County’s unofficial results. Turnout can change with late-arriving vote-by-mail ballots that were postmarked by Monday and received by this Friday.

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