Myrtle Creek landscaper Dallas Heard is cruising to a landslide win in the House District 2 Republican primary.
Meanwhile, retired small business owner Kerry Atherton has a solid lead over Myrtle Creek freelance writer Natasha Bjornsen in the Democratic primary.
Heard has received 3,425 votes, or 81.98 percent, to Myrtle Creek computer technician Mark Garcia’s 741 votes, or 17.74 percent, in results released shortly after 8 p.m. by election officials in Douglas and Jackson counties.
The district also includes portions of Josephine County, which has yet to release results.
Atherton has 1,491 votes, or 57.7 percent, in Douglas County to Bjornsen’s 1,041 votes, or 40.29 percent.
The candidates are vying for a seat held by Rep. Tim Freeman, R-Roseburg, who opted to run for Douglas County commissioner.
The Douglas County Clerk’s Office anticipates updating results at 10 p.m.