By MARK EVANS
Kim Resinger Gielow defeated Lisa Klein Marschel 1,111 to 931, or 54.4% to 45.6% in the race for Republican nomination for Ste. Genevieve County Collector in last Tuesday’s primary election.
Gielow will now face Democrat Susan Mueller, who faced no opposition in the Democratic primary.
There were no other contested local races and only two of every nine registered voters (22.2%) turned out.
Ste. Genevieve County also followed state trends in the US Senate races in the race to replace retiring Senator Roy Blunt,
Anheuser Busch heiress Trudy Busch Valentine had the most votes in the 11-person Democratic race for U.S. Senator. Valentine had 441 to runnerup Lucas Kunce’s 211. State-wide, Valentine beat out Kunce 158,583 to 149,953.
On the Republican side Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt drew 1,089 votes to 379 for former Governor Eric Greitens and 337 for U.S. Representative Vickie Hartzler, in a field of 21 candidates.
State-wide, Schmitt got 298,852 votes, with Hartzler second at 144,469 and Greitens third at 123,982 in a race heavy with negative advertising.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
It will see Democrat David Bova face Republican Randy Ruzicka for presiding commissioner as well as Mueller facing Gielow for county collector.