Holsman, a three-term member of the Missouri House, garnered 7,467 votes to only 6,634 for Williams, a Jackson County legislator. He will be unopposed this fall.
“I’m very proud of the effort our entire team put forward,” Holsman said. “We went out and had thousands of conversion with voters across this district.”
Pearce, who chairs the Senate education committee, he will face Democrat ElGene Ver Dught and Libertarian Steven Hedrick in November. The district encompasses half of Clay County and all of Johnson and Lafayette counties, among others.
Emery, of Lamar, will face Democrat Charles Burton of Drexel this fall.
Judy Morgan cruised to victory over Sarah Gillooly in the Democratic nomination in the 24th Missouri House District. Morgan, a retired teacher who served one year in the House before redistricting placed her in this new district, won 66 percent of the vote. She will face Republican Jonathan Sternberg, a lawyer, in the midtown Kansas City district.
Democrat Brandon Ellington, who won a special election a year ago for a seat in the state House, easily won a full two-year term after defeating Henry Carner in the 22nd District primary with more than 86 percent of the vote. Ellington has no opponent this fall in the East Side district.
Joe Runions defeated Chris Moreno in the race for the Democratic nomination in the 37th House District, which encompasses all of Grandview and parts of south Kansas City, Lee’s Summit and Raymore. He will face Republican Nola Wood in November.
In the 31st District, incumbent Rep. Sheila Solon defeated Chris Lievsay in the Republican primary. On the Democratic side, Dale Walkup defeated Syed Asif. The two will now face off this fall in the district that includes portions of southern and western Blue Springs, Lake Tapawingo and part of Lake Lotawana.