The Briefing: Results from the Aug. 7 primary elections
Citizens voted for state and local elections and two propositions.
Aug. 21, 2018
Boone County and the rest of Missouri turned out to polls on Aug. 7 for various state and local elections, as well as two propositions.
Total voter turnout came out 37.33 percent for Boone County. All Boone County voting results were gathered from the Boone County Clerk’s website, and statewide results come from the Secretary of State’s website.
Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill won the Democratic primary with 82.6 percent of the Missouri vote and Josh Hawley won the Republican primary with 58.6 percent of the vote, according to the Secretary of State’s website.
Presiding Commissioner Primary
Daniel K. Atwill received 63.4 percent of the Boone County vote for the Democratic primary, while David Seamon received 36.6 percent of the vote. Matthew Cavanaugh won the Republican primary with 100 percent of the vote. He ran uncontested.
US House of Representatives: District 4
Vicky Hartzler won the Republican primary with 76.79 percent of the Boone County vote, with her opponent John Webb receiving 23.21 percent of the vote. Likewise, Renee Hoagenson won the Democratic primary with 57.66 percent of the Boone County vote, while opponent Hallie Thompson received 42.34 percent of the vote.
Boone County voters also voted on two propositions in the Aug. 7 election, Proposition A: Right to Work and Proposition 1: Water Bond.
Proposition A would make it illegal for unions to force workers to join or pay dues, according to the Secretary of State’s website. This proposition failed to pass, as 35 percent of Boone County citizens voted yes and 65 percent voted no. Meaning that 65 percent of Boone County citizens voted against the ban on mandated union joining and dues.
Proposition 1, the water bond, calls for water system improvements using bond funds, according to the city of Columbia website. It passed with 81.57 percent of Boone County voting yes and 18.43 voting no.
Edited by Anne Clinkenbeard | firstname.lastname@example.org