Primary election results for St. Louis City and County are in.
U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay easily defeated two Democratic challengers and secured the nomination for the 1st Congressional District. Clay is seeking his 9th term in office and now faces Republican Stephen G. Bailey and Libertarian Robb E. Cunningham in November.
Primary opponents, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Bill Haas, both claimed Congressman Clay had not done enough in his 16 years on Capitol Hill. Clay responded by telling The St. Louis Spotlight he “lost no sleep” over the election or his opponents, he was completely confident in his congressional record and time in office.
Clay pulled in more than 60% of votes, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal secured about 26% and Haas received 10%.
State Rep. Kimberly Gardner is enjoying a resounding win after a four-way primary for St. Louis prosecutor.
Gardner turned 41 on election day and reports call her race, "one of the biggest local elections." She will become the first new face to lead the office of more than 60 prosecutors since Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce announced her decision not to seek a fifth term.
Gardner will run unopposed in the Nov. 8 general election, no Republication has entered the race. She successfully garnered about 47% of total votes, this is more than twice the total of runner-up Mary Pat Carl who served as assistant circuit attorney in Joyce’s office. Assistant Circuit Attorney Patrick Hamacher came in third with 17% and attorney/former police officer Steve Harmon came in fourth with 13% of the vote.
State Rep. Rochelle Walton-Gray put an end to longtime 4th District St. Louis County Councilman Mike O’Mara’s time in office.
Voters successfully backed Walton-Gray’s unseating of 16-year incumbent Mike O’Mara.
If Walton-Gray finds more success over Republican Curtis Faulkner and Libertarian Jeff Coleman in November, her victory would ultimately be a turning point for North County. Until now, the North County district has been represented on the council by a member of the trade union. Walton-Gray is the daughter of a longtime state representative and O’Mara took over the seat held by his father for a decade.
Missouri Senator Jamilah Nasheed breezed to an easy primary victory against Democrat Dylan Hassinger, securing nearly 80% of the 5th District's vote.
Prosecutor Steve Roberts ran a successful campaign to secure his first political primary as State Rep. for the 77th District.
Roberts took in about 39%, John Muhammad received 26%, Jesse Todd came in at 20% and Brian Elsesser received 13% of total votes.
For a complete summary of election results by the Board of Election Commissioners for the City, click here.
For the summary of County elections, click here.