In several competitive local and state primary races this summer, area candidates spent nearly $200,000 in the past two months for primaries held Tuesday, Sept. 2 (as The Explorer went to press), for state Senate and House and county board of supervisors’ districts 1 and 3.

Republicans Pete Hershberger and Al Melvin vied for the right to face Democrat Cheryl Cage for the open Senate District 26 seat.Trent Humphries, Marilyn Zerull and Vic Williams seek two slots for the House District 26 race. The top two vote getters will face Democrats Don Jorgenson and Nancy Young Wright.

Incumbent Republican Supervisor Ann Day faced a challenge from Joe Higgins in District 1. And, incumbent Democratic Supervisor Sharon Bronson faced Donna Branch-Gilby. Primary results will be available at http://www.explorernews.com">www.explorernews.com.

Senate District 26

Pete Hershberger (R)

Raised from June 1 to Aug. 13: $19,790

Expenditures: $28,580.40

Cash on hand: $30,883.42

Al Melvin (R)

Raised from June 1 to Aug. 13: $25,842

Expenditures: $15,546.31

Cash on hand: $20,142.73

House District 26

Trent Humphries (R)

Raised from June 1 to Aug. 13: $14,275

Expenditures: $11,060.89

Cash on hand: $3,406.13

Vic Williams (R)

Raised from June 1 to Aug. 13: $11,693.87

Expenditures: $8,740.56

Cash on hand: $7,790.50

Marilyn Zerull (R)

Raised from June 1 to Aug. 13: $50

Expenditures: $9,140.91

Cash on hand: $4,200.70

Board of Supervisors District 1

Ann Day (R)*

Raised from June 1 to Aug. 13: $14,630

Expenditures: $40,545.97

Cash on hand: $39,291.31

Joe Higgins (R)

Raised from June 1 to Aug. 13: $36,781.91

Expenditures: $36,837.13

Cash on hand: $1,763.34

Board of Supervisors District 3

Sharon Bronson (D)*

Raised from June 1 to Aug. 13: $13,035

Expenditures: $36,232.11

Cash on hand: $102,836.03

Donna Branch-Gilby (D)

Raised from June 1 to Aug. 13: $5,913.08

Expenditures: $12,291.30

Cash on hand: $9,672.23

* Incumbent

• Sources: Arizona Secretary of State ; Pima County Elections Division

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