The 2016 General Election is now in the history books and it’ll be time to regroup for the Mid-County Fire Protection District and the Climax Springs School District. Both had issues on the ballot that went down to defeat Tuesday. What was described as a 25-cent tax levy swap for the Mid-County Fire District failed by a 55-45 percent margin, while the proposed $2.5 million bond issue for the Climax Springs School District failed 53-47 percent. In Morgan County, Colleen Richardson-Richey beat out Ray Bowman for the position of Assessor, 6214-2156. Voters in Morgan and Miller counties also voted on the race for State Representative District-58 which saw incumbent David Wood run away from challenger Travis Maupin.
The Lake Area is “spot on” when it comes to the five statewide constitutional amendments and the one proposition which were voted on Tuesday. With 82 percent of the precincts reporting, as of 1:00 this morning, the totals were as follows…
1) Amendment-1, the soil and water conservation tax, was passing by an 80-20 percent margin;
2) Amendment-2, setting campaign contribution limits, was passing by a 70-30 percent margin;
3) Amendment-3, the cigarette tax to establish an early childhood trust fund was failing 60-40 percent;
4) Amendment-4, the measure to prohibit new state/local/use tax on services was passing 58-42 percent;
5) Amendment-6, requiring a photo ID for voting was passing by a 65-35 percent margin;
6) Proposition-A, the cigarette tax for transportation infrastructure was failing by a 55-45 percent margin.
WITH ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF PRECINCTS TO BE REPORTED, PROJECTED WINNERS OF STATEWIDE RACES INCLUDED:
- Republican Roy Blunt for US Senator;
- Republican Eric Greitens for Governor;
- Republican Mike Parson for Lieutenant Governor;
- Republican Jay Ashcroft for Secretary of State;
- Republican Eric Schmitt for Treasurer;
- Republican Josh Hawley for Attorney General;
- Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer for US Representative District-3;
- Republican Vicky Hartzler for US Representative District-4.