By Dave Kavanaugh and Mercy Lopez
Las Vegas Optic
Former Highlands professor Tomas Salazar ousted longtime Dist. 70 Rep. Richard Vigil on Tuesday, while Dist. 8 Sen. Pete Campos held off a challenge from fellow legislator Thomas Garcia.
It was an intriguing primary election for area Democrats in particular, as many key seats were contested. And with no Republican opposition in November in most of the races, Tuesday’s results held particular importance.
Neither Salazar nor Campos are facing Republican challengers.