South County Election Results 2020: No surprises as incumbents win

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Photo by Erin Achenbach

Voters line up to vote at Rogers Elementary in Oakville Tuesday, Nov. 3.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

From president to local contests in Missouri, St. Louis County and South County, a number of important elections will be decided Tuesday, Nov. 3.

St. Louis County has released 100% of votes as of 11 p.m. Results are unofficial.

There were no upsets on Election Night and in South County, as incumbents appeared to easily win re-election.

Councilman Ernie Trakas, a Republican, was re-elected to the County Council’s 6th District, fending off a vigorous challenge from Rep. Bob Burns, D-Affton. County Executive Sam Page defeated GOP challenger Paul Berry by more than 20 points to win election to a two-year term.

In a nationally watched race that Democrats thought they could turn, U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, defeated state Sen. Jill Schupp, D-Creve Coeur.

In South County’s two competitive Missouri Senate races, Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, will succeed Sen. Scott Sifton representing the 1st District after defeating Oakville Republican David Lenihan.

Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, held off a challenge from Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, for the 15th District Senate seat.

In state legislative races, 94th District incumbent Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, won re-election over Democratic opponent Jean Pretto after narrowly defeating Pretto to win in 2018.

Incumbent Republicans David Gregory and Michael O’Donnell won in the 96th and 95th districts, respectively. Gregory defeated Democrat Erica Hoffman and O’Donnell held off Democrat Ann Zimpfer.

Democrat Michael Burton won election in Affton over Republican Bill Heisse for Beck’s 92nd District seat, and Democrat Bridget Walsh Moore won Burns’ term-limited 93rd District seat representing Affton and Lemay over Republican Gabriel Jones.

Gov. Mike Parson won statewide over State Auditor Nicole Galloway, although Galloway won in St. Louis County.

Missouri Constitutional Amendment 3 was also approved statewide, taking back the redistricting that voters previously approved through the Clean Missouri Amendment in 2018.

Missouri Amendment 3
Missouri Constitutional Amendments, full text
What you need to know about Amendment 3
Endorsement: Vote “no” on Amendment 3

(Statewide) – Final, 100% of precincts reporting

Yes – 51.02% – 1,471,892

No – 48.98% – 1,413,223

(St. Louis County results only)
No – 58.7% – 300,769
Yes – 41.3% – 211,588

County Council 6th District:
Bob Burns vs. Ernie Trakas

Winner: Ernie Trakas – 53.11% – 38,999

Bob Burns – 46.89% – 34,432

Absentee results:
Bob Burns – 55.68% – 14,205
Ernie Trakas – 44.32% – 11,305

St. Louis County Executive:
Paul Berry vs. Sam Page

Winner: Sam Page – 58.17% – 302,087
Paul Berry – 36.47% – 189,385
Betsey Mitchell – 3.16% – 16,429
Theo Brown Sr. – 2.29% – 11,392

Absentee results:
Sam Page – 69.29% – 148,178
Paul Berry – 26.31% – 56,258
Betsey Mitchell – 2.83% – 6,054
Theo Brown Sr. – 1.57% – 3,359

U.S. Congress, 2nd District
Jill Schupp vs. Ann Wagner

Winner: Ann Wagner – 51.97% – 230,617

Jill Schupp – 45.41% – 201,520

Absentee results:
Jill Schupp – 59.28% – 81,087
Ann Wagner – 39.48% – 54,011

Missouri Governor
Nicole Galloway vs. Mike Parson

(Statewide) – Final – 100% of precincts reporting

Winner: Mike Parson – 57.17% – 1,713,152

Nicole Galloway – 40.19% – 1,216,192

(St. Louis County only)

Nicole Galloway – 59.23% – 312,271

Mike Parson – 38.82% – 204,665

Absentee results:
Nicole Galloway – 69.18% – 150,242

Mike Parson – 29.75% – 64,602


Missouri State Treasurer

Vicki Lorenz Englund vs. Scott Fitzpatrick
Read more about Englund
Read more about Fitzpatrick

(Statewide) Final, 100% of precincts reporting

Winner: Scott Fitzpatrick – 59.18% – 1,735,565

Vicki Englund – 37.18%  – 1,113,785

(St. Louis County only)

Vicki Englund – 55.69% – 288,811

Scott Fitzpatrick – 41.72% – 216,348

Absentee results:

Vicki Englund – 66.36% – 141,964
Scott Fitzpatrick – 32.33% – 68,962

Missouri Senate – 1st District
Doug Beck vs. David Lenihan
Read about the forum between the candidates.

Winner: Doug Beck – 55.35% – 53,274

David Lenihan – 44.65% – 42,980

Absentee results:
Doug Beck – 65.33% – 22,428
David Lenihan – 34.67% – 11,900

Missouri Senate – 15th District
Andrew Koenig vs. Deb Lavender

Winner: Andrew Koenig – 54.06% – 60,329

Deb Lavender – 45.94% – 51,276

Absentee results:
Deb Lavender – 57.66% – 24,476
Andrew Koenig – 42.34% – 17,976

Missouri House races:

Missouri House – 92nd District
Michael Burton vs. Bill Heisse

Winner: Michael Burton – 55.47% – 10,894

Bill Heisse – 44.53% – 8,746

Absentee results:

Michael Burton – 64.55% – 4,234
Bill Heisse – 35.45% – 2,325

Missouri House – 93rd District
Gabriel Jones vs. Bridget Walsh Moore
Read more about the candidates and the race.

Winner: Bridget Walsh Moore – 52.68% – 6,083

Gabriel Jones – 47.32% – 5,464

Absentee results:
Bridget Walsh Moore – 63.87% – 2,098
Gabriel Jones – 36.13% – 1,187

Missouri House – 94th District
Jim Murphy vs. Jean Pretto
Read more about Murphy
Read more about Pretto

Winner: Jim Murphy – 52.92% – 9,452

Jean Pretto – 47.08% – 8,408

Absentee results:
Jean Pretto – 55.5% – 3,640
Jim Murphy – 44.5% – 2,918

Missouri House – 95th District
Michael O’Donnell vs. Ann Zimpfer
Read more about the candidates and the race.

Winner: Michael O’Donnell – 59.35% – 12,575

Ann Zimpfer – 40.65% – 8,613

Absentee results:
Ann Zimpfer – 50.59% – 3,625
Michael O’Donnell – 49.41% – 3,540

Missouri House – 96th District
David Gregory vs. Erica Hoffman
Read more about the race:
Hoffman challenging
Gregory pushes for carjacking to be a crime
Hoffman works to get Syberg’s off union boycott list.

Winner: David Gregory – 60.02% – 13,923

Erica Hoffman – 39.98% – 9,273

Absentee results:
David Gregory – 50.51% – 4,546
Erica Hoffman – 49.49% – 4,455

Voters line up in a socially distanced fashion to vote at Rogers Elementary in Oakville Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Photo by Erin Achenbach