St. Louis County voters most likely gave County Executive Sam Page two more years in office by handing him a commanding victory in the Democratic primary Tuesday in a four-way race with two well-known opponents.
With 70,500 votes for 38 percent of the total vote, Page fended off well-funded challenges from businessman Mark Mantovani, who was narrowly edged by then-County Executive Steve Stenger in the Democratic primary two years ago, and county Assessor Jake Zimmerman. Mantovani earned 54,858 votes for 29.64 percent, just over half the 90,837 votes he received last time. Zimmerman, the assessor since 2011, took 45,326 votes for 24.49 percent. Lesser-known candidate Jamie Tolliver of University City had a lower profile but pulled 8 percent in the race.
Do you agree with County Executive Sam Page’s victory in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary election versus Mark Mantovani, Jamie Tolliver and Jake Zimmerman? Let us know what you think.
Page will face Republican primary winner Paul Berry III in the November election. Stenger defeated Berry by more than 20 points in November 2018. Berry won over Ed Golterman of Kirkwood, 28,754 votes to 20,839, 58 percent to 42 percent.
See photos of Page and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Page, voting on Election Day in a gallery below: