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UPDATED: Local state auditor candidate wins GOP race

UPDATED: Local state auditor candidate wins GOP race

August 8th, 2018 by News Tribune in Missouri News

Saundra McDowell, of Jefferson City, is Missouri Republicans' choice to challenge incumbent Democrat Nicole Galloway in the Nov. 6 general election race for state auditor.

In unofficial totals, McDowell — who is an attorney who has worked for the attorney general's and secretary of state's offices — had received 192,814 votes, or 32.587 percent of all votes reported.

David Wasinger, a Hannibal native now living in St. Louis County, who is a lawyer and CPA, had 158,071 votes, or 26.715 percent, and Kevin Roach, a Ballwin alderman who's earned an MBA from Webster University, was in third place with 143,745 votes, or 24.294 percent. State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Washington, received 97,055 votes, or 16.403 percent.

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Galloway — a Columbia Democrat and CPA who was appointed to the post in April 2015 after Tom Schweich's suicide, and is running in her first statewide election for the job — was unopposed in the Democratic primary, and received 515,398 votes.

Three other candidates also were unopposed in their parties' primaries.

Libertarian Sean O'Toole, of Kansas City, received 5,421 votes.

Don Fitz, of St. Louis, won 1,485 Green Party votes.

And Jacob Luetkemeyer, of California, won 1,088 votes from Constitution Party voters.

In Cole County, McDowell won 35.4 percent of the vote among the Republicans, with 4,405 of the 12,443 GOP votes in the county.

Unopposed, Galloway got 4,543 votes in Cole County.

 

EARLIER COVERAGE:

Saundra McDowell, of Jefferson City, is Missouri Republicans' apparent choice to challenge incumbent Democrat Nicole Galloway in the Nov. 6 general election race for state auditor.

In unofficial totals, with 79.43 percent of all precincts counted late Tuesday evening, McDowell — who is an attorney who has worked for the attorney general's and secretary of state's offices — had received 165,225 votes, or 33.574 percent of all votes reported.

David Wasinger, a Hannibal native now living in St. Louis County, who is a lawyer and CPA, had 127,655 votes, or 25.94 percent, and Kevin Roach, a Ballwin alderman who's earned an MBA from Webster University, was in third place with 117,763 votes, or 23.93 percent.

State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Washington, had received only 81,749 votes, or 16.557 percent of the total reported as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Galloway — a Columbia Democrat and CPA who was appointed to the post in April 2015 after Tom Schweich's suicide, and is running in her first statewide election for the job — was unopposed in the Democratic primary, and had received 334,991 votes.

Three other candidates also were unopposed in their parties' primaries.

Libertarian Sean O'Toole, of Kansas City, received 3,671 votes.

Don Fitz, of St. Louis, won 947 Green Party votes.

And Jacob Luetkemeyer, of California, won 774 votes from Constitution Party voters.

In Cole County, McDowell won 35.4 percent of the vote among the Republicans, with 4,405 of the 12,443 GOP votes in the county.

Unopposed, Galloway got 4,543 votes in Cole County.