BENTON -- Scott County will keep its prosecuting attorney.
Voters chose incumbent Paul R. Boyd over former prosecuting attorney Cristy Baker-Neel -- 1,697 votes to 1,137 -- during Tuesday's primary election.
"I think it's a stamp on the job this office has tried to do the last eight years -- and will continue to do so," Boyd said after learning of his victory. He also thanked his supporters.
The Democratic candidates were without opposition from other political parties which resulted in the race being decided before the general election in November.
Nearly 25 percent of Scott County's 24,750 registered voters turned out to the polls in Tuesday's triple-digit temperatures, according to the unofficial results provided by Scott County Clerk Rita Milam.
Other results included voters in Kelso opting to increase the city's property tax for general revenue by 13 cents per $100 assessed valuation for four years beginning in 2010 for fire protection. There were 146 "yes" votes and 13 "no" votes.
In Scott City, voters decided to renew a quarter-cent sales tax for capital improvements for 10 years, 386 "yes" votes to 173 "no" votes.
Scott County voters showed their approval for the Proposition C healthcare measure with 4,869 "yes" votes and 968 "no" votes.