Only one incumbent state representative lost in Tuesday’s primary, Tony Burkley (R-Payne), in the Republican primary for the 82nd House district. Burkley lost to first time candidate Craig Riedel, who took 53.09% of the vote.
The 82nd is composed of Defiance, Paulding, Van Wert and parts of Auglaize counties. It has a Republican index of 64.0%. It is Riedel’s race to lose.