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Key political positions were dominated by incumbent Republicans Tuesday when Stoddard Countians went to the polls.
Voters re-elected incumbent 8th Dist. U.S. Rep.Jason Smith (R) to another term in Congress. He rolled past Democratic candidate Barbara Stocker by a convincing 5,157 to 1,411 vote.
Incumbent state Auditor Tom Schweich (R) continues to serve in that capacity as he has since his election in 2010. Schweich defeated Democrat Sean O’Toole by a landslide tally of 5,407 votes to O’Toole’s 768 votes cast.
Dist. 151 state Rep. Tila Hubrecht (R), who was elected to the seat in a past special election, emerged victorious overwhelmingly against her Democratic challenger Ryan Holder. Hubrecht won the position by a 4,991 to 2,100 vote margin.
Stoddard County Democrats were successful in two races Tuesday when Greg Mathis squeeked past Republican Cecil Weeks as presiding county commissioner by a vote of 3,930 to 3,265. Incumbent Circuit Court Judge Joe z. Satterfield narrowly defeated his Republican opponent Justin Kelley by 521 votes in a 3,853 to 3,332 victory.
Amendments to the Missouri Constitution were either defeated or approved decisively. Voters offered positive nods to Amendment 2 in a 5,077 to 1,876 tally and Amendment 10, 4,207 votes to 2,764.
Voters gave thumbs down to Amendment 3 in a 5,684 to 1,456 vote. Amendment 6 was rejected by a total of 5,257 votes to 1,703 votes cast.Share: