Boone County has released its full election results.
The two Columbia Board of Education candidates endorsed by the Columbia Missouri National Education Association -- Katherine Sasser and Jeanne Snodgrass -- won a five-way race. Incumbent Teresa Maledy came in third. Sasser took 6,969 votes, Snodgrass took 6,193 and Maledy took 5,350.
In the Columbia City Council Ward 2 race, Human Rights Commission Chair Andrea Waner won by nearly 300 votes over the next highest vote-getter, Jim Meyer. Incumbent Betsy Peters took the Sixth Ward race.
A $7.7 million bond issue in the Southern Boone School District won easy passage, as did a Boone County Fire Protection District $6 million bond issue.
Democrat David Tyson Smith won the 45th House District race to represent part of Columbia in the Missouri House. Smith won with 1,801 votes to Libertarian Glenn Nielsen's 594.
Lyn Woolford, a former police chief in Ashland who sued the city, won one of two seats available on the Southern Boone Board of Education. Tammra Marie Aholt took the second seat.
Turnout was about 13.7% of Boone County's 122,960 registered voters.
Waner's lead widens in Columbia's Ward 2
Andrea Waner's lead is growing in the Columbia City Council Ward 2 race as more votes are counted.
With half of the precincts in Ward 2 counted, Waner had 517 votes compared to 326 for Jim Meyer and 87 for Bill Weitkemper. In the Sixth Ward race, incumbent Betsy Peters had a 129-vote lead over Randy Minchew with six of seven precincts counted.
In total, 29 of 44 Boone County precincts have been counted. A $7.7 million bond issue to pay for construction at Southern Boone Public Schools was on its way to winning. A Boone County Fire Protection District $6 million bond issue appeared on its way to passing with 1,161 yes votes to 198 no votes with 12 of 22 district precincts counted.
Callaway County votes counted
Races in Callaway County are now decided.
Mike West will serve Ward 1 and Lauren Eh Nelson will serve Ward 4 on the Fulton City Council. Jackie Pritchett and Leah Williamson Baker won election to the Fulton Board of Education and Caleb Bartley and Micah Benningfield won election to the South Callaway Board of Education.
Audrain County voters approve sales tax
A quarter-cent sales tax for road and bridge improvements won more than 70% of the vote in Audrain County.
Voters approved the tax 1,204-496.
Columbia Board of Education race undecided as more votes counted
The five-way Columbia Board of Education race remained undecided with about half of precincts counted but a contest was shaping up between three candidates.
Former Columbia Public Schools educator Katherine Sasser had 3,725 votes to lead the pack, followed by Jeanne Snodgrass with 3,269 and Teresa Maledy with 3,034.
Two of the candidates will win seats on the board. The Columbia Missouri National Education Association, a union that represents CPS teachers in collective bargaining, endorsed Sasser and Snodgrass. Maledy is the lone incumbent seeking re-election.
In the Second Ward race for Columbia City Council, Andrea Waner held a narrow lead with a quarter of precincts reporting. Incumbent Betsy Peters had a narrow 28-vote lead with three of seven precincts counted in Ward 6.
Cole County sales tax wins; incumbents re-elected to Jefferson City school board
Cole County voters came out in overwhelming support of a five-year extension of a sales tax for roads and bridges.
Proposition A passed with 79% of the vote -- 5,325 to 1,422. The tax will pay for construction of new roads and bridges, rehabbing existing roads and bridges and paving gravel roads, among other uses. The county sales tax rate, including the capital improvement tax, is 5.725%.
Incumbents Ken Enloe and Lindsey Rowden won re-election to the Jefferson City Board of Education by an easy margin, with each taking nearly 40% of the vote in a three-way race. In the Jefferson City Council races, Laura Ward won Ward 2, Scott Spencer took Ward 3, Derrick Spencer won Ward 4 and Mark Schreiber won in Ward 5.
Cole County sales tax on its way to passage; Jefferson City Council seats decided
A five-year extension of a capital improvements sale tax in Cole County was winning big support with more than two-thirds of the precincts reporting.
Proposition A drew 4,221 yes votes to 1,097 no votes with about 69% of precincts in. The tax would pay for construction of new roads and bridges, rehabbing existing roads and bridges and paving gravel roads, among other uses. The county sales tax rate, including the capital improvement tax, is 5.725%.
The two incumbents, Ken Enloe and Lindsey Rowden, widened their lead in the Jefferson City Board of Education race compared to absentee ballot counts. Enloe had 3,019 votes with Rowden taking 2,964. Challenger Ian Shadrick had 1,567 votes. About 75% of precincts were tallied.
Three of four Jefferson City Council races were decided by 8 p.m.: Laura Ward won in Ward 2; Scott Spencer took Ward 3; and Derrick Spicer won in Ward 4. About half the precincts in Ward 5 were in, with Alicia Edwards enjoying a one-vote lead over Mark Schreiber, 251-250.
Moniteau County results final
Moniteau County has released complete results for the April election.
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Boone County reports absentee results
One of two candidates endorsed by the Columbia teachers' union and the lone incumbent were in the lead for the Columbia Board of Education after absentee ballots were tallied in Boone County.
Katherine Sasser, a former Columbia Public Schools teacher, was in the lead with 557 votes. Teresa Maledy, who is seeking her second term on the board, was second with 531 votes. Two people will win seats on the board.
In Columbia's Ward 2, Andrea Waner was in the lead in a three-way city council race, while incumbent Betsy Peters enjoyed a large lead in the Sixth Ward.
Absentee voters came out in support of a $6 million Boone County Fire Protection District bond issue and a $7.7 million bond issue in the Southern Boone School District.
Jefferson City school board incumbents take absentee vote
The two incumbents on the Jefferson City Board of Education easily led the three-person field among absentee voters.
Two seats will be filled in the race between incumbents Ken Enloe and Lindsey Rowden and challenger Ian Shadrick. Enloe garnered 391 absentee votes and Rowden got 372. Shadrick took 181 absentee votes.
Four Jefferson City Council races are also contested. Laura Ward in Ward 2, Derrick Spicer in Ward 4 and Mark Scheiber in Ward 5 were in the lead in their races after absentees were counted. The Ward 3 race was tied.
In Callaway County some races were approaching 50% of precincts reporting at about 7:30 p.m. Jackie Pritchett and Leah Baker held a lead in the three-way Fulton Board of Education race.
Other races are already decided. Mike West won election to the Ward 1 seat on the Fulton City Council, beating Valerie Sebacher 133-113.
Turnout low in Boone, Cole counties
Boone County reached about 12% voter turnout with about two hours left for voting Tuesday, while Cole County was at less than 10%.
Voters across Missouri are casting ballots for local races including school boards, city councils and boards of aldermen and on bond issues and tax increases. Polls are open until 7 p.m.
Boone County Clerk Brianna Lennon predicted about 12 to 15% turnout for the April election. April elections typically see fewer voters cast ballots than November elections that feature presidential and statewide races. More than 70% of registered voters in Boone County cast ballots in November.
Big items on the ballot in Boone County are school board races, including a five-way race for two seats in Columbia. Columbia voters are also selecting city council members in wards 2 and 6. Voters in the Boone County Fire Protection District are voting on a $6 million bond issue.
Voters in the Southern Boone School District are voting on a $7.7 million bond issue while Moberly Public Schools voters will decide whether to allow the district to borrow $17 million for an early childhood center and alternative school.
Jefferson City voters are selecting city council members in four races. Two incumbent Jefferson City Board of Education members are also running for reelection in a field of three.
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