Victory wins Republican primary for state Senate 30th District

Becky Vargo • Aug 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Roger Victory claimed the victory in the Republican primary race for state Senate 30th District.

Victory advances to the Nov. 6 election, where he will face Democrat Jeanette Schipper and Libertarian Mary Buzuma.

The 30th District encompasses all of Ottawa County.

Victory said he felt comfortable that he had earned a spot in the general election by earning almost 17,000 votes in Tuesday’s primary, with only two precincts left to report as of late Tuesday night. At that point, the 53-year-old Hudsonville resident had 41.8 percent of the votes cast in the race.

Daniela Garcia and Joe Haveman were neck and neck at about 26 percent each. Rett DeBoer had 5.9 percent of the vote.

“It looks like we are successful,” said Victory, who had gathered with family and supporters at D.J.’s Pizza in Hudsonville to await the election results.

Victory said he would continue to work hard to press for auto insurance reform, increase road and infrastructure funding, and push for skilled trades and affordable housing.

He said his team visited 30,000 doors throughout the county and he bicycled to many of them through snow in the spring and, more recently, in high humidity and temperatures into the 90s.

“It’s good to be supported by folks throughout Ottawa County,” Victory said.

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