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Niemeyer garnered enough votes, according to unofficial tallies, from voters in Lake, Newton and Benton Counties to defeat Chris Shepherd, a St. John attorney, in the Republican primary, and will apparently face Democrat and former Newton County Commissioner Roxanna Hanford, who beat Lon Childress of Lowell on Tuesday. The district has been represented by Republican Sue Landske of Cedar Lake for thirty years. In November, Landske announced she had been diagnosed with lung cancer, and later said she would not be seeking re-election. Landske joined the State Senate in 1984, taking over the 6th District seat held by Rick Niemeyer's father, Ernie Niemeyer, after Ernie Niemeyer became a Lake County Commissioner.
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