By Paul Schmitt
In the Republican Party primary race for a special election to fill the vacant state senate seat in District 1, Andre Jacque narrowly defeated Alex Renard. With all 93 precincts reported, Jacque won with 52 percent of the vote winning by only 330 votes of the over 4400 total ballots cast. Jacque, who currently serves in the assembly in District 2, will now face Democratic candidate Caleb Frostman in a special election in June. Frostman was unopposed on the Democratic side.