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  • Smyrna's Bruce Ennis elected to third term a senator

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  • Democratic incumbent Sen. Bruce Ennis won his re-election bid for Senate District 14 Tuesday night defeating his Republican opponent Scott Unruh with 61.1 percent of the votes in the district.
    Ennis garnered 12,031 votes compared to Unruh's 7,652 for the win.
    With another term ahead for him, Ennis was happy Tuesday night with the victory.
    "I had a local agreement with my opponent [Unruh] to run a clean campaign and I feel I lived up to that," Ennis said. "I'm happy with the support I've gotten over the years."
    Ennis noted it was his election to lose, as there are roughly 13,000 registered Democrats in his district versus about 8,100 registered Republicans and 7,000 Independents.
    "It was a good race and I want to thank my supporters and voters," Ennis said. "I'll try to represent them in an impeccable manner."
    Unruh said Ennis ran a good race and that he gave it his best. With 38.9 percent of the vote, Unruh said his team kept to the issues and got the "message out that we wanted to."
    With his first run at a political office under his belt, Unruh said his campaign helped him gain experience and allowed him a chance to understand the issues that will still need to be addressed in the future.
    "I'll absolutely consider running in the future," Unruh said.
    Email Jennifer Dailey at jennifer.dailey@doverpost.com.
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