Republican Emmett Hanger will hold onto his Senate seat.

Hanger earned 46,871 or 71.06 percent of the 65,958 votes cast in the 24th District. Democratic opponent Annette Hyde received 18,670 or 28.31 percent of votes cast. Four hundred and seventeen write-in votes were cast.

In Madison, Hanger was also on top, earning 3,582 or 67.75 percent of the local 5,287 votes cast. Hyde earned 1,623 or 30.75 percent. Eighty-two write-in votes were submitted.

Meanwhile, in the 30th District Delegate race, Democratic candidate Ann Ridgeway received 10,996 or 42.11 percent of the 26,112 votes cast. Write-in votes amassed to 57.89 percent of the vote with 15,116 write-in votes cast.

In Madison, Ridgeway received 1,893 or 37.09 percent of votes cast. Citizens cast 3,211 write-in votes, amounting to 62.91 percent of the vote.

Incumbent Nick Freitas chose to run as a write-in candidate after failing to qualify for the ballot due to missing paperwork. It’s unknown how many of the write-in votes contain his name. Local election boards will gather to review the ballots.

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