Mississippi County election results
CHARLESTON - While Jim Blumenberg, with 1,196 votes, is Mississippi County's Democratic voters' pick for presiding county commissioner, David C. Williams, with 399 votes, is the best man for the job according to the county's Republican voters.
On the Democratic ticket in Tuesday's primary election, Blumenberg was running against Buddy Reeves, 497; Marty Pullen, 256; and Brett Matthews, 199. Williams' opposition on the Republican ticket was Danny Smithson who received 255 votes.
In November Blumenberg and Williams will go up against Steve Ledbetter, who received two votes. Ledbetter is the Libertarians' only candidate for county commissioner.
Running unopposed were Democratic incumbents Karen Turley, 1,602, for circuit court clerk; Hubert DeLay Jr., 1,500, for county clerk; Judy Rolwing, 1,489, for recorder; Sandra B. Smoot, 1,547, for treasurer; Jennifer B. Raffety, 1,541, for prosecutor; and Fay P. Elliot, 1,628, for collector.
Residents who voted a Democratic ticket voted to keep Jean Carnahan in the U.S. Senate seat, by giving her 1,492 votes. Also running for the office was Darrel D. Day who received 447 votes.
Of the five choices Republicans were given for their U.S. Senate candidate, the majority of Mississippi County voters picked Jim Talent, with 573 votes. His challengers included Doris Bass Landfather, 15; Scott Craig Babbitt, 7; Martin Lindstedt, 0; and Joseph A. May, 14.
On their ticket, Libertarians in the county barely chose Edward Joseph Manley III over Tamara A. Millay, with a vote of 1 for Manley and none for Millay.
Jo Ann Emerson downed her opponent in the Republican primary for the U.S. representative district 8th seat. In Mississippi County she received 620 votes to Richard Allen Kline's 40.
In the November election Emerson will face Democratic candidate Gene Curtis, who gathered 1,111 votes in the county, and Libertarian Eric Van Oostrom, who garnered no votes locally. Both were unopposed on their parties' ballots.
On the Republican ticket locally, Lanie Black, with 606 votes, was chosen for the 161st state representative seat.
The only Democrat on the primary ballot for the 161st district was Wayne Pettit. Pettit picked up no votes in Mississippi County.
Running unopposed, Lynn Brown received 1,574 votes on the Democratic ticket for associate circuit judge for circuit 33.
Incumbent Claire McCaskill, with 1,306 votes from the voters in the county, was unopposed on the Democratic ticket for state auditor as was Arnold J. Trembley, who receive no votes for the position on the Libertarian ballot locally.
Republicans chose Al Hanson, 320 votes, over Jay L. Kanzler Jr., who received 133 votes, as their pick for state auditor.
Mississippi County residents said no to Proposition A, with 743 in favor of and 1,886 against.
Proposition B received the same negative response with 537 voters saying yes and 2,149 saying no.