Crawford County Retains Only Incumbent; Rejects Prop A

Crawford County voters on Tuesday likely retained their only incumbent running for re-election, while rejecting Prop A, which would adopt Senate Bill 19 and implement right-to-work across the state.

All candidates were running on the Republican ticket and face no Democratic opponent in November.

Presiding Commissioner Leo Sanders withstood a challenge from Diana Ijames, winning with 58 percent of the vote.

Patrick Horsefield defeated Kristopher Crews with 56 percent of the vote.

David Smith will likely move up from Assistant Prosecuting Attorney to Prosecuting Attorney after defeating Susan Bell. Smith received 52 percent.

Former collector Pat Schwent is likely to regain her office next spring after defeating challenger Allen Teal with 58 percent.

Karen Sikes defeated Angela Brown with 55 percent of the vote in the race for treasurer.

Prop A was soundly defeated. Voters went against it 69-31 percent.

In the race for circuit judge, county voters gave Scott Bernstein 45 percent of the vote against Megan Seay and Glenn Hall on the Republican ticket.

Voters broke for Justin Brown on the Republican ticket in Missouri Senate District 16 against Diane Franklin and Keith Frederick.

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