The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

November 6, 2012

BALLOT: Newton County


— With 23 of 23 precincts reporting, complete but unofficial returns from Tuesday’s balloting are as follows:



PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT

Obama-Biden (D)    6,425

Romney-Ryan (R)    18,179

Johnson-Gray (L)    397

Goode-Clymer (C)    79



U.S. SENATE

Claire McCaskill (D)    8,933

Todd Akin (R)    14,572

Jonathan Dine (L)    1,373



GOVERNOR

Jay Nixon (D)    9,879

Dave Spence (R)    14,481

Jim Higgins (L)    561



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Susan Montee (D)    6,015

Peter Kinder (R)    17,358

Matthew Copple (L)    746

Cynthia Davis (C)    491



SECRETARY OF STATE

Jason Kander (D)    6,515

Shane Schoeller (R)    16,832

Cisse Spragins, (L)    745

Justin Harter (C)    249



STATE TREASURER

Clint Zweifel (D)    6,313

Cole McNary (R)    16,896

Sean O’Toole (L)    1,067



ATTORNEY GENERAL

Chris Koster (D)    8,783

Ed Martin (R)    14,604

Dave Browning (L)    1,101

U.S. HOUSE

7th District

Jim Evans (D)    6,174

Billy Long (R)    17,496

Kevin Craig (L)    924

COUNTY COMMISSION

1st District

Alan Cook (R)    10,237

Roxie Fausnaught (L)    1,659

2nd District

Jim Jackson (R)    10,272

Heather Bowers (L)    1,451

STATE QUESTIONS



Amendment No. 3

Selection of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges.

Yes    6,505

No    16,949



Proposition A

Police force control

Yes    16,158

No    7,109



Proposition B

Tobacco tax hike

Yes    8,666

No    15,875



Proposition E

Prohibition of health insurance exhanges.

Yes    16,185

No    7,239



JUDICIAL RETENTION

State Supreme Court

George W. Draper III

Yes    15,055

No    6,424



State Court of Appeals

Southern District


William Francis

Yes    15,294

No    6,174

UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES

The following candidates are unopposed and virtually assured of election.

Republicans

State House — 159th District, Bill Lant; 160th District, Bill Reiboldt; 161st District, Bill White; 162nd District, Charlie Davis.

Circuit judge — Tim Perigo.

County treasurer — Gina Rodriguez.

Sheriff — Ken Copeland.

Coroner — Mark Bridges.

Assessor — Gloria Gourley.

Public administrator — JeAnna McGarrah.

Surveyor — James Loncarich.