Low Turnout Amid Coronavirus Threat

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Montgomery County Democrats joined their partisan counterparts throughout the state in selecting Joe Biden as their nominee for President, while county Republicans had a few more local races to decide in the primary election on Tuesday, March 17.

On the Republican ballot, incumbent State Representative Avery Bourne defeated Lawrence Oliver for nomination, incumbent Gene Miles and Jim Havera were nominated for two ballot spots in county board District 2 in favor of incumbent Chuck Graden, and Kirby Furness was elected precinct committeeperson in Irving over James Jones.

On the Democrat ballot, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan won the nomination for congress in favor of Stefanie Smith, and in the only non-partisan issue up for debate, voters in Hillsboro advised the council that they have no problem with the legal sale of cannabis in the city–by only four votes, 370-366.

Only 25.29 percent of the county’s 16,680 registered voters cast ballots in the primary amid COVID-19 coronavirus precautions, down from 34.76 percent in the 2018 primary election, and down substantially from the 47.99 percent during last presidential primary election in 2016.

Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser expressed gratitude to her staff and election judges who worked under less-than-ideal circumstances, and polling place hosts for their hospitality.

Montgomery County vote totals follow.

Republican For President

Donald Trump 2,353

Rocky De La Fuente 54

Republican For US Senate

Mark Curran Jr. 747

Tom Tarter 350

Casey Chlebek 84

Peggy Hubbard 553

Robert Marshall 383

Republican For Congress

Rodney Davis 2,307

Republican For Delegate

Martin Davis 1,918

Susan Gant Reynolds 1,684

Maria Vasquez 1,483

Republican For Alt. Delegate

Don Tracy 1,593

Kevin Breheny 1,424

Seth McMillan 1,702

Republican For State Rep

Avery Bourne 1,978

Lawrence Oliver 398

Republican For Circuit Clerk

Holly Lemons 2,295

Republican For State’s Atty.

Andrew Affrunti 2,112

Republican For Coroner

Randy Leetham 2,212

Republican For County Board

District 1 (2)

Connie Taylor Beck 277

Jeremy Jones 263

Republican For County Board

District 2 (2)

Gene Miles 245

Jim Havera 220

Chuck Graden 191

Republican For County Board

District 3

Doug Donaldson 402

Republican For County Board

District 5 (2)

Russell Beason 201

Republican For County Board

District 6

Bev McCoy 331

Republican For County Board

District 7 (2)

Andy Ritchie 270

Republican For Supreme Ct.

David Overstreet 1,588

John Barberis Jr. 504

Republican For Supreme Ct.

Mark Boie 1,020

Katherine Ruocco 1,035

Republican For Bois D’Arc

Precinct Committeeperson

Jim Allen 50

Republican For East Fork 2

Precinct Committeeperson

Roberta Meyer 13

Republican For East Fork 3

Precinct Committeeperson

Brad Ozee 64

Republican For Hillsboro 1

Precinct Committeeperson

Terry Richmond 55

Republican For Hillsboro 2

Precinct Committeeperson

Mark Hughes 57

Republican For Hillsboro 3

Precinct Committeeperson

Dick James 112

Republican For Hillsboro 4

Precinct Committeeperson

Bev McCoy 41

Republican For Hillsboro 5

Precinct Committeeperson

Jim Vazzi 80

Republican For Irving

Precinct Committeeperson

Kirby Furness 78

James Jones 61

Republican For Nokomis 4

Precinct Committeeperson

Jim Havera 70

Republican For N. Litchfield 1

Precinct Committeeperson

Connie Taylor Beck 87

Republican For N. Litchfield 3

Precinct Committeeperson

Curt Faas 46

Republican For Pitman

Precinct Committeeperson

Jeremy Jones 29

Republican For Raymond

Precinct Committeeperson

Tim Mizera 116

Republican For S. Litchfield 1

Precinct Committeeperson

Bill Bergen 48

Republican For S. Litchfield 2

Precinct Committeeperson

Marcia Sailsbury 42

Republican For S. Litchfield 4

Precinct Committeeperson

Ken Gaffney 50

Republican For Witt 1

Precinct Committeeperson

Donna Yeske 63

Democrat For President

Amy Klobuchar 35

Deval Patrick 3

Bernie Sanders 418

Joe Biden 1,147

Michael Bloomberg 57

Elizabeth Warren 24

Pete Buttigieg 14

Tom Steyer 1

Andrew Yang 6

Michael Bennet 0

John Delaney 2

Tulsi Gabbard 6

Cory Booker 6

Democrat For US Senate

Richard Durbin 1,498

Democrat For Congress

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan 1,238

Stefanie Smith 345

Democrat For Delegate

Teresa Brennan 126

Gabriela Romero 96

Khaled Messai 64

Michelle Paul 172

Michael Frerichs 159

Emma Todd 163

Craig Colbrook 106

Lisa Stanley 174

Sue Scherer 948

Chuck Napier 1,016

Ellen Schanzle-Haskins 920

Mark Robert Maddock 901

Ada Owens 679

Carol Ammons 223

Jenn Carrillo 240

Pamella Gronemeyer 233

Allen Axelrod 201

Brian Wilens 197

Carol McClaine 31

John Bergee 30

Anne Heiles 33

Carl Ernest Kasten 44

Democrat For State Rep

Chase Wilhelm 1,465

Democrat For State’s Atty.

Bryant Hitchings 1,516

Democrat For County Board

District 1 (2)

Rick Broaddus 190

Democrat For County Board

District 4

Jim Moore 279

Democrat For County Board

District 5 (2)

Richard Wendel 162

Democrat For County Board

District 6

Paul Sellers 251

Democrat For County Board

District 7 (2)

Tim Fogle 203

Democrat For Supreme Ct.

Judy Cates 1,393

Democrat For Supreme Ct.

Sarah Smith 1,369

Democrat For East Fork 1

Precinct Committeeperson

Steve Voyles 60

Democrat For East Fork 3

Precinct Committeeperson

Steve Traylor 68

Democrat For Fillmore Cons.

Precinct Committeeperson

James Evans 53

Democrat For Hillsboro 2

Precinct Committeeperson

Paul Sellers 41

Democrat For Hillsboro 5

Precinct Committeeperson

Jim Moore 97

Democrat For Nokomis 3

Precinct Committeeperson

Trever Loafman 27

Democrat For Nokomis 4

Precinct Committeeperson

Michael Glenn 35

Democrat For N. Litchfield 2

Precinct Committeeperson

Louis Lewey 44

Democrat For N. Litchfield 3

Precinct Committeeperson

Tim Fogle 42

Democrat For N. Litchfield 5

Precinct Committeeperson

Ted Elizondo 42

Democrat For N. Litchfield 6

Precinct Committeeperson

Chuck Napier 47

Democrat For S. Litchfield 1

Precinct Committeeperson

Lyn Lanter 30

Democrat For S. Litchfield 2

Precinct Committeeperson

Perry Jackson 65

Democrat For S. Litchfield 4

Precinct Committeeperson

Richard Wendel 41

Democrat For Zanesville

Precinct Committeeperson

Olin Clayton 11

Hillsboro Cannabis Sales

Yes 370

No 366

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