Bob Ide Ousts Incumbent GOP Sen. Drew Perkins for Senate District 29
Casper developer Bob Ide defeated longterm Sen. Drew Perkins to represent Senate District 29 in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Natrona County Clerk's elections office.
Ide received 2,833 votes to Perkins' 2,531 votes.
Senate District 29 roughly extends from a northern boundary of Mills and Mountain View south to beyond Casper Mountain, and Goose Egg on the west and just east of South Poplar Street and further to the southeast on East End Road.
Perkins, a former Natrona County Commissioner, was first elected to the Senate in 2006. He served as President of the Senate, Senate Vice President and Senate Majority Floor Leader.
In neighboring Senate District 27, incumbent GOP Sen. Bill Landen was unopposed in the primary.
Neither district had Democratic Party primary candidates.
SENATE DISTRICT 29
Bob Ide: 2,833 -- 52.64%
'Drew Perkins: 2,531 -- 47.03%
Write-in: 18 -- 0.33%
Total votes cast: 5,382 -- 100%
SENATE DISTRICT 27
Bill Landen: 4,058-- 98.07%
Write-in: 80 -- 1.93%
Total votes cast: 4,138 -- 100%