Final Election Results
Republicans Randy Ruzicka and Robin Naeger both pulled off election victories Tuesday might.
Ruzicka beat Democratic opponent Tony Ritter 2,413 to 2,085 or 53.6 percent to 46.3 percent for the Second District Commissioner seat being vacated by Joe Gettinger.
Meanwhile, Naeger beat incumbent Public Administrator Mary Jo Ramer 4,746 (52.8 percent) to 4,226 (47.1 percent).
This gives the county government four Republicans. Prior to the 2018 election there had been no Republican office-holders since 1998, when Jeff Roth was on the County Commission.
In 2018 Republican Claudia Stuppy was elected County Collector. Later, Sheriff Gary Stolzer switched party affiliations from Democrat to Republican.
The county also overwhelmingly backed Donald Trump and Mike Pence, 69.8 percent to 28.6 percent for Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
The County went with Republican Governor Mike Parson by a 65.2 percent to 32.1 percent margin over Democratic challenger Nicole Galloway. Republican Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe also won easily, 68.3 percent to 29.2 percent for Alissa Canady.
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft also swamped Yinka Faleti, 71.1 percent to 25.5 percent.
The county also backed U.S. Rep. Jason Smith by a 68.1 percent to 29.9 percent figure for Democratic challenger Kathy Ellis.
In the precincts that vote in the District 115 State Representative race, Republican Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway of Jefferson County topped Ste. Genevieve County resident Cynthia Nugent, 66.5 percent to 33.3 percent.
Complete election results will appear in the Nov. 11 Herald.