Election Results Local Races and Issues

Local races and issues were decided at the polls yesterday.

In Kirksville in the race for Associate Circuit Judge, Kristie Swaim defeated Benjamin Gray by winning 66% of the vote.

For Presiding Commissioner of Adair County, Mark Shahan won over Rick Steele with 60% of the vote.

For Clerk of the Circuit Court, Linda Decker won over Angie Sullivan with 54% of the vote.

In Knox County contested races, the winners were: Marlene E. Spory for County Clerk. Audrey Hamlin for
Recorder of Deeds. Donnie L. Davis for County Treasurer. And for Eastern District Commissioner: Ronnie Leckbee

Sullivan County voters defeated a proposed 50 cent road and bridge levy. There were 842 in favor and 1,108 opposed which garnered 43% support.

In Schuyler County a ballot measure that would have raised property taxes to increase funds for the Lancaster Fire and Rescue Fire Protection District, failed to pass.