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2010-11-03MARYVILLE, MO | By: Farwell
In state wide elections Buchanan County residents chose republican Roy Blunt who recieved 54% of the vote for the US senate. Republican Sam Graves ran away with election for US representative recieving 66% of the vote. Democrat Susan Montee took the state auditor ace recieving 53%. Turning to local races republican Rob Schaaf defeated democrat Martin Rucker with 52% of the vote. Republican Delus Johnson took the 29th district state representative race with 61%. In the division 5 associate circuit judge race, republican Keith Marquart overwhelmed the opposition with 71% of the vote. Running on the republican ticket R.T.Turner took the Buchanan County presiding commissioner with 65% approval. In a tight race for the county clerk position republican Mary Garvey defeated democrat Kelley Stahlin with 53% of the vote. Democrat Pat conway took the 27th district state representative race with 60% of the vote. Republican Galen Higdon Jr. defeated the opposition by recieving 65% of the vote in the race. Now with proposed issues that were on the ballot. The proposed St. Joseph hotel tax increase did not pass after 54% of voters voted no. Proprosed amendment 1 passed overwhelmingly with 74% of voters approval. Proprosed amendment 2 passed after recieving 58% of voter approval. Proprosed amendment 3 recieved approval after 89% of the voters said yes. Proposition "A" passed with 78%. And proposition "B" barely passed in Buchanan County after recieving 51% approval from voters.