A freshman will be in the 64th District seat of the Kansas House of Representatives come January.

Two Clay Center residents battled for the Republican nomination for that seat in the primary Tuesday, with Susan “Suzi” Carlson beating Kathy Martin by 150 votes — 1,296 to 1,150. Carlson won 53 percent of the vote to Martin’s 47 percent.

Susie Swanson, the incumbent for the 64th District, which includes most of Clay County and part of Riley County, did not run for re-election.

Carlson has served as municipal judge for Clay Center as well as the court clerk. She also has served as judge for Wakefield, Green, Longford and Miltonvale.

This is Martin’s third run for the Republican House seat. She lost twice before to Swanson. She previously served on the Kansas Board of Education, leaving that board in 2012.

Susan Concannon, of Beloit, will again be the Republican nominee for the 107th District.

She won her primary with 56 percent of the votes, 2,220. Her opponent, Sam J. Sacco, had 44 percent, or 1,776 votes.

The 107th District includes Cloud, Mitchell, Ottawa and Lincoln counties.

If Concannon wins in November, this will be her fourth term. She was elected House majority caucus chairwoman in 2017. She served as vice chairwoman of the Health and Human Services committee while also serving as a member of Taxation, Appropriations and the Robert G. Bethell Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services and KanCare Oversight.

Sacco is mayor of Concordia. He retired in 2016 as general manager of Nesika Energy ethanol plant in Scandia.