Susan Lynn of Mt. Juliet is headed back to the General Assembly. She beat single-term incumbent Linda Elam by a two-to-one margin in the Republican primary.
Lynn vacated the seat two years ago in a failed run for state Senate. Elam is the former mayor of Mt. Juliet and won District 57 by a landslide in 2010.
The campaign had become tense in recent weeks as Elam continued to challenge Lynn to a public debate.
Yesterday was just the primary, but no Democrats are registered to run for the Wilson County seat in November.