Clark triumphs in judge’s race

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Marla Clark won the Republican nomination for the first contested Johnson County judge race since 1996.

Clark, who is magistrate of the county juvenile and family court, gathered 4,569 votes, or 57 percent of the vote, and Joe Villanueva earned 3,412 votes, or 43 percent.

A Democrat or independent candidate could be slated to oppose Clark in the fall election.

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