After a nail-biting wait for Pottawatomie County results to come in, Republican candidates in three local House District races were each named the winner of their seats Tuesday evening.

After a nail-biting wait for Pottawatomie County results to come in, Republican candidates in three local House District races were each named the winner of their seats Tuesday evening.

House District 26:

In the race for House District 26, though two-thirds of Pottawatomie County's results had not yet officially come in yet, Democrat Nick Atwood at 8:27 p.m. issued a statement conceding to Republican Dell Kerbs.

“Thank you to the House District 26 voters who believed in me and supported me throughout this race. I'm looking forward to doing whatever I can to advance the State of Oklahoma and will continue to be involved in our community,” Atwood said. “Congratulations, Mr. Kerbs.”

Kerbs said he is very honored to represent District 26 at the state level.

“It's humbling to have earned the respect of so many in our area — putting their faith in me to do the right thing. I don't take that lightly,” he said. “I look forward to getting to work.”

After all 13 precincts were reportedly complete, Kerbs won his race with 55.81 percent (or 7,422) of the votes, to Atwood's 44.19 percent (or 5,876).

Both candidates are from Shawnee.

House District 27:

Josh Cockroft, 27, a Republican from Wanette, defeated his opponent John Karlin, 70, a Democrat from Tecumseh, with 11,282 (or 75.86 percent) of the vote.

Karlin received 3,590 (or 24.14 percent) votes.

House District 28:

Republican Tom Newell won the House District 28 seat against Democrat Marilyn Rainwater, with 8,166 (or 66.81 percent) votes. Rainwater received 4,056 (or 33.19 percent) votes. Both candidates are from Seminole.

You can reach Vicky O. Misa at (405) 214-3962.