In one of the few contested races for state senate in Wyoming, Casper Republican Jim Anderson defeated Democratic challenger Kim Holloway on Tuesday Night in State Senate District 28.

Anderson says he’s proud of the race both candidates ran and the standards he believes both candidates set.

I thought the opponent ran a good race,” Anderson said. “I thought she kept it just like she said – she wanted to keep it clean, which I wanted to also, and she did a commendable job running a race in Natrona County.”

Holloway says, though she was dissatisfied with Tuesday’s result, she does not feel discouraged.

I’m disappointed, but, you know, it’s Wyoming,” Holloway said. “It’s very Republican, but I worked hard and I talked to a lot of people, I’m happy to finish out my term on the city council, and we’ll wait and see what happens two year from now.”

Anderson received roughly 65 percent of the vote. Holloway received 35 percent of the vote.