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story.lead_photo.caption Scott T. Evans

Jefferson City voters elected Scott Evans to serve as municipal judge.

Evans won with 58.9 percent of the vote against his opponent, Angela Silvey.

Of the 4,052 Cole County votes cast, 2,389 were for Evans while 1,652 were for Silvey. Only two votes were cast in the Callaway County portion of Ward 2; both votes went to Silvey.

Evans has 10 years of law experience in Jefferson City and seven years in private practice. He ran for Cole County associate circuit judge last year.

The municipal judge receives $2,916.67 a month for the position.

He and Silvey were not available for comment before Tuesday night.

Evans previously said he wants to work on making sure the court is accessible to everybody, increasing court transparency and helping connect people with the resources they need to keep them from becoming repeat offenders.

For instance, he discussed looking at times other than during the business day on Wednesdays to hold court, along with virtual options, to better work with people's schedules.

He discussed developing a virtual portal where people can check their court time.

However, one of the main points of the campaign was both candidates' interest in working with the city to address stricter code enforcement. For Evans, he'd like to see the court involved earlier in the process, issuing show cause orders to get land owners in court and stricter punishments.

In an uncontested race, Prosecutor Gaylin Carver was elected with 3,252 votes or 98.28 percent of the vote. Fifty-seven write-in votes were cast.

See also:

April 6, 2021, Municipal Election Results

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