Heavy Turnout In General Election
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More than seventy three percent of registered Clark County voters performed their civic duty and voted in last Tuesday’s general election.
There were only two contested local races on the ballot. For Western District Commissioner, Joe Humes (R) defeated former a commissioner, Democrat Paul Brotherton, by a 1309-971 margin.
In the County Assessor’s race, Republican John Campbell, who defeated incumbent Tony Daniel in the August primary, held of a strong write-in campaign by DaKota Hopp. Campbell won by a 1915-1155 margin.
For the Eastern District Commissioner, incumbent Republican Henry Dienst was unchallenged, and received 1173 votes.
Shawn Webster, the current Clark County Sheriff, was unchallenged, and received 3120 votes. Webster is a Republican.
Republican Ed Wilson was reelected Coroner, receiving 3090 votes in the uncontested race.
Kevin Flood, (R), was reelected Surveyor, with 2959 votes.
Democrat Melissa Vigen was unchallenged for the position of Public Administrator. Vigen received 2671 votes.
Clark County voters cast 2888 votes for Greg Sharpe to remain State Representative in the 4th District. Sharp, a Republican, received 13.590 votes overall. He was unchallenged.
Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves (R) was reelected a more than two to one margin. In Clark County, Graves topped Democrat Gena Ross 2660 to 587. Libertarian Jim Higgins received 72 votes.
All of Missouri’s statewide officials on the ballot as Republican won their races. Governor Mike Parson defeated Nicole Galloway by nearly a half-million votes statewide. Locally, Parson received 2667 votes, while Galloway received 648.
Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe won by an even larger margin over Democrat Alissia Canady, topping her vote county by nearly 600,000 statewide. Locally, Kehoe won 2531-630.
Secretary of State John Jay Ashcroft topped challengers Yinki Faleti (D) by more than 700,000 votes statewide. In Clark County, Ashcroft garnered 2719 votes, while Faleti got 484.
State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick defeated Democrat challenger Vicki Lorenz Englund by a wide margin. In Clark County, Fitzpatrick received 2577 votes, while Englund received 607.
Eric Schmitt topped Rich Finneran (D) easily in the statewide race for Attorney General. Locally, Schmitt received 2532 votes, while Finneran got 632.
At the top of the ticket, Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence carried Clark County and Missouri easily in the race for President. The Trump/Pence ticket topped Democrat nominees Joe Biden/Kamala Harris by a 2672-678 margin locally.