Dooley wins another term as county executive

Staff report

St. Louis County voters on Tuesday elected Charlie Dooley to another term as their county executive.

Dooley, a Democrat, was elected to his second full term as county executive, beating Republican challenger Bill Corrigan with roughly 51 percent of the vote.

Dooley received 190,639 votes — roughly 51 percent — and Corrigan received 174,757 — 46.8 percent — according to unofficial St. Louis County election results.

Libertarian candidate Theo “Ted” Brown, Sr. received 8,108 votes, or roughly 2.2 percent.

In the race for the open 5th District County Council seat, Democrat Pat Dolan beat Republican Randy Jotte with roughly 53 percent of the vote.

Dolan received 30,277 votes — roughly 53 percent — and Jotte received 26,818 votes — 46.9 percent.

Dolan’s election means the council will retain its 5-2 Democratic majority come January. He replaces Democratic Chair Barbara Fraser of University City, who on Tuesday lost her bid for the District 24 state Senate seat to Republican John Lamping.

Incumbent 3rd District Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger, R-Town and Country, easily dispatched of Democratic challenger Robert “Bob” Nelson to win a second term on the council.

Wasinger received 38,803 votes — 63.3 percent — and Nelson received 22,449 votes — 36.6 percent.

First District Councilwoman Hazel Erby, D-University City, and 7th District Councilman Greg Quinn, R-Ballwin, also were re-elected Tuesday. Both were unopposed.

County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch was elected to a sixth term Tuesday. He became prosecuting attorney in 1991 and has been unopposed for re-election since 1998.

Look for full Nov. 2 election coverage in next week’s Call.