Results: Equal Opportunity Jefferson County Voters Give Nod to Democrats, Republicans

Voters support both parties in federal, state and county elections.

With Jefferson County election returns not coming in until after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Second District Councilwoman Renee Reuter, a Republican, had to wait until late in the evening to find out she had successfully fought back a challenge from Democrat Cheryl Hermann, a member of the Fox C-6 Board of Education.

The Second District encompasses parts of Arnold, High Ridge and Fenton. The final tally was Reuter's 6,581 votes to Hermann's 5,640.

Jefferson County residents picked and chose between the two major political parties as they cast their ballots Tuesday for a variety of national, state and county races.

Voters gave Mitt Romney the nod with 53,973 to 41,570 for President Obama. Romney's total eclipsed the numbers achieved by both 2008 Presidential candidates John McCain (50,804) and Barack Obama (53,567).

Romney had no coattails in Jefferson County, however, as Jefferson County native Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, was re-elected as Missouri governor with 53,972 Jefferson County votes (55.66 percent). Republican Dave Spence tallied 40,467 votes (41.7 percent) in Jefferson County

Republican Ann Wagner was favored by Jefferson County voters for the Second District Congressional seat, tallying 9,976 votes to 7,363 for Democrat Glenn Koenen. Wagner was the ultimate victor in the Second District race.

In Jefferson County state representative races, voters were of alternating political minds as they chose incumbent Republican John McCaherty in the 97th District state representative race, Democrat Michael Frame in the 111th District, Republican Paul Weiland in the 112th District, Democrat Jeff Roorda in the 113th District and Democrat T.J. McKenna in the 114th District.

Democrats grabbed the majority of the countywide elected positions, including Oliver "Glenn" Boyer as sheriff, Terry Roesch as assessor, Linda Nees as treasurer and Robert G. Wilkins as circuit judge of Circuit 23, Division 1.

Republican Steve Farmer won the Jefferson County Public Administrator's post.

Steve Farmer November 07, 2012 at 10:38 PM
I am humbled and honored that the people of Jefferson County have elected me to serve them as their Public Administrator. Thank you to all those who have believed in me and my message; for your votes, support, encouragement, hard work and prayers; all the people behind the scenes who work to get it all done for those of us who choose to make a difference, and assist us in attaining public office. We couldn’t do it without you and words cannot adequately express our gratitude! I know you will continue to help us grow in our public service to you, encouraging us and holding us accountable, keeping us focused on our duty to you! I’d like to close with a few quotes for us to consider as we move on in the process of improving the quality of life here in Jefferson County. “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong, because someday in life you will have been all of these.” ~ George Washington Carver “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” ~ Gandhi. Thank you my fellow citizens, for being the change we wish to see; and for helping me to serve you! I look forward to working with you in the months and years to come; and working with Mr. King to ensure a smooth transition of this important office. God bless!
Bill Moritz November 08, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Mr. Farmer, Congratulations on your win. I was on the Arnold City Council when you came in with Bob Boyer, Matt Hay and the other members of your Jeffco Tea Party Group. I remember clearly how derisively you and the group spoke to us and treated us with gestures and words because you were opposed to the use of Red Light Cameras. They are not popular and I get that. They also have reduced those terrible T-Bone accidents and so long as they do I support the idea. We on the council sat there and took the criticism. That was your opportunity to make a good first impression. I got it. I offer you the hope and encouragement that you act in a similar manner when those in opposition come in screaming at your bad management and bad decisions and get your dander up. Sit there and take it and do the best you can to do the best you can. Here is a movie quote for you from The American President - Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. Good luck to you sir.
Doris Borgelt November 08, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Congratulations Mr. Farmer! Bill, you can't even congratulate a man without deriding him, real classy! The only thing red light cameras have reduced is some people's bank accounts. T-Bone accidents would not be prevented by a mere camera or the threat of a ticket, if that were the case they would have stopped years ago under the threat of a ticket from a patrolman . As it is right now, the only thing that has caused a dramatic drop in red-light violations, is the lengthening of the yellow light and extension of the all red period. Those crashes that occur so late into a red light are caused by inattention, distraction or impairment, a camera will not fix any of those things. Here is a quote for you Bill, when you are up to your nose in sewage, it is wise to keep your mouth shut. Sorry it is not a quote from a hokey TV show or movie, which seems to be your only chosen source of life lessons.


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