South County primary election results: Page wins, Christ defeats Tsichlis

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Students at Oakville Elementary participate in ‘Kids Voting’ for the November 2018 election.

A number of local primary races were decided in elections yesterday, Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Some of the major races for South County included a victory for incumbent County Executive Sam Page, and Brad Christ defeating former Lindbergh school board member Mike Tsichlis in the Republican primary for the 96th Missouri House District.

Page will face Katherine Pinner, an author from South County who had a surprise victory in the Republican primary for county executive over state Rep. Shamed Dogan of Ballwin.

Democratic ballot:

St. Louis County Executive – Democratic
100% of precincts reporting
Jane Dueker – 36.53 percent or 39,394 votes
Sam Page – 63.47 percent or 68,435 votes

Missouri House – 92nd District 
100% of precincts reporting
Michael Burton – 51.69 percent or 1,731 votes
Kenny Edgar – 48.31 percent or 1,618 votes

Republican ballot:

St. Louis County Executive – Republican
100% of precincts reporting
Shamed Dogan – 43.9 percent of 26,029 votes
Katherine Pinner – 56.1 percent or 33,261 votes

Missouri House – 96th District
100% of precincts reporting
Brad Christ – 77.23 percent or 3,340 votes
Mike Tsichlis – 22.77 percent or 985 votes

Missouri Senate – 24th District 
100% of precincts reporting
George Hruza – 59.25 percent or 8,321 votes
Brett Schneck – 40.75 percent or 5,723 votes

Questions on all ballots:

St. Louis County Proposition M
Yes: 101,499 votes or 60.89 percent
No: 65,189 votes or 39.11 percent

St. Louis County Proposition A
Yes: 140,647 votes or 81.51 percent
No: 31,909 votes or 18.49 percent

St. Louis County Proposition V
Yes: 128,344 votes or 75.86 percent
No: 40,831 votes or 24.14 percent

Other races of note:

In statewide races, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt was the winner of the Republican primary for U.S. Senator against a field of 20 other candidates, which included Eric Greitens, former governor of Missouri who resigned in 2018; U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, state Sen Dave Schatz and Mark McCloskey. Schmitt won with 59.17 percent of the vote, trailed by Hartzler with 18.1 and Greitens with 14.8.

U.S. Senate – Republican (top five in alphabetical order)
Eric Greitens – 14.8 percent or 9,588 votes
Vicky Hartzler – 18.1 percent or 11,723 votes
Mark McCloskey – 2.38 percent or 1,541 votes
Dave Schatz – 1.41 percent or 912 votes
Eric Schmitt – 59.17 percent or 38.326 votes

Schmitt will face the winner of the Democratic primary Trudy Busch Valentine, who won with 47.31 percent of the vote in a field of 11 candidates, including Lucas Kunce, who received the second most votes in the race at 37.45 percent.

U.S. Senate – Democratic (top five in alphabetical order)
Lucas Kunce – 37.45 percent or 40,286 votes
Gena Ross – 1.62 percent or 1,740 votes
Spencer Todder – 4.72 percent or 5,077 votes
Trudy Busch Valentine – 47.31 percent or 50,894 votes
Carla Coffee Wright – 3.38 percent or 3,641 votes.

The St. Louis County Council had one competitive primary race. In the 1st District, incumbent Rita Heard Days defeated a challenge by Terry Wilson in the Democratic primary

County Council – 1st District
Rita Heard Days – 64.75 percent or 9,877 votes
Terry Wilson – 35.25 percent or 5,377 votes