BLACKFOOT — Based upon early returns, Bingham County voters re-elected Idaho State Senator Steve Bair by slightly over a 2-1 margin.
With just five of 31 precincts counted at midnight, Bair had 68 percent of the vote while challenger Cherie Harding Clawson had 32 percent.
Neil Anderson and and Julie Van Orden were poised to win seats in the Idaho House of Representatives. Anderson had a 76-24 percent lead over Barbara Ann Clark while Van Orden led Jeannie m. James 79-21 percent.
Mark Bair had 92 percent of the vote for county commissioner from District 1, outdrawing write-in candidate Matt Thompson.