Republican Randy Ruzicka will face Democrat Tony Ritter in November in the race for the Second District Ste. Genevieve County Commissioner race.
Ritter beat Micah Rousey 467 to 229 (67.1 percent to 39.9 percent) in final, uncertified voting.
Ruzicka, who trailed Republican opponent Don Kuehn earlier in the evening, rallied to beat him in a tight race, 615 to 564, or 52.2 percent to 47.8 percent.
In the First District Democratic primary, meanwhile, challenger Karen Stuppy knocked off incumbent Randy Bahr, 428 to 345, or 55.37 percent to 44.63 percent. This gives Stuppy the office, since there is no Republican opponent in November.
Meanwhile, Ste. Genevieve resident and former Alderman Bryant Wolfin edged incumbent Dale Wright in the county, 1,089 to 981, or 52.6 percent to 47.4 percent. Wright, however, won reelection, with 3,779 total votes (58.60 percent) to 2,669 (41.393 percent).
In the State Senate District 3 seat, Elaine Gannon, who has represented a small portion of Ste. Genevieve County as the State District 115 representative, carried the county in a close three-person Republican primary. Gannon garnered 78 votes to Joshua Barnett’s 75 and Kent Scism’s 32. Gannon indeed won the three-way race, despite filing on the last allowable day. She garnered 10,630 votes to 9,194 for Barrett and 4,408 for Scism.
Ste. Genevieve voters, meanwhile, rejected Proposition 2, the Medicaid expansion amendment, 2,204 to 1,735, or 55.95 percent to 44.05 percent. On a state level, it passed by a 53.3 to 46.7 percent margin.