Local election results for November 6, 2018

Election Results

It was a 61.24% voter turnout for Grundy County in the November 6, 2018 election.

Five people last night were elected to Grundy County offices, without opposition. Phillip Ray wins as presiding commissioner. Incumbents winning another term were Associate Judge Steve Hudson, Circuit Clerk and Ex officio recorder Becky Stanturf, County Clerk Betty Spickard, and Prosecuting Attorney Carrie Lamm Clark. The next judge for the third judicial circuit will be Tom Alley who was unopposed for the position serving Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, and Putnam counties. The majority of Grundy County voters were against the seven amendments and propositions.

On a district level, Republican Rusty Black wins re-election to the 7th house State Representative seat over Democrat Dennis VanDyke. Republican Danny Busick wins his first term as third district State Representative, defeating Democrat Joni Perry.  8th district Republican representative Jim Neely and 2nd district Republican representative J Eggleston win re-election to their seats in the Missouri House.  Winning races were two other incumbents, Dan Hegeman for 12th district state Senator and Sam Graves for 6th district Congressman.

Reviewing election results from counties surrounding Grundy, Robert Munden wins the race for Putnam County Presiding Commissioner. Ronetta Burton defeated Teresa Eaton for Daviess County clerk.

Races for Caldwell County offices were captured by C.R. “Bud” Motsinger for Presiding Commissioner and Christine Owen for County Clerk. Amber Boley defeated Jean Ham for Linn County Circuit Clerk.

A few local issues were decided as Sullivan County voters defeated a proposed 50 cent road and bridge levy. There were 842 in favor and 1,108 opposed which garnered 43% support. Three local use tax proposals in Harrison County lost. That was in the towns of Gilman City, Bethany, and Eagleville and the Noll T Adams ambulance district question was defeated in Harrison and Daviess counties.