November 6, 2012 Election & Results

Below are the official results from the November 6th, 2012 Benton County, Missouri election. For more information on statewide results, please visit the State of Missouri Election Night Reporting site. For other results, please refer to your preferred news outlet.

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President and Vice President

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Barack Obama/Joe Biden DEM 2925 31.85%
Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan REP 6069 66.09%
Gary Johnson/James P. Gray LIB 138 1.50%
Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer CST 25 0.27%
Write In   26 0.28%

Note: A Vote for candidates for President and Vice President is a vote for their Electors.

U.S. Senator

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Claire McCaskill DEM 4083 45.01%
Todd Akin REP 4277 47.15%
Jonathan Dine LIB 699 7.71%
Write In   12 0.13%

Governor

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon DEM 4213 46.22%
David (Dave) Spence REP 4641 50.92%
Jim Higgins LIB 256 2.81%
Write In   5 0.05%

Lieutenant Governor

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Susan Montee DEM 3307 36.76%
Peter Kinder REP 5300 58.92%
Matthew Copple LIB 238 2.65%
Cynthia L. Davis CST 146 1.62%
Write In   4 0.04%

Secretary of State

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Jason Kander DEM 3364 37.60%
Shane Schoeller REP 5247 58.65%
Cisse W. Spragins LIB 242 2.70%
Justin Harter CST 91 1.02%
Write In   3 0.03%

State Treasurer

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Clint Zweifel DEM 3558 39.99%
Cole McNary REP 4971 55.87%
Sean O'Toole LIB 365 4.10%
Write In   4 0.04%

Attorney General

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Chris Koster DEM 4263 47.58%
Ed Martin REP 4341 48.45%
Dave Browning LIB 351 3.92%
Write In   5 0.06%

U.S. Representative District 4

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Teresa Hensley DEM 2689 29.85%
Vicky Hartzler REP 6044 67.09%
Thomas Holbrook LIB 233 2.59%
Greg Cowan CST 41 0.46%
Write In   2 0.02%

State Representative District 57

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Don Bullock DEM 1148 29.03%
Wanda Brown REP 2803 70.87%
Write In   4 0.10%

State Representative District 125

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Warren D. Love REP 4160 98.02%
Write In   84 1.98%

Circuit Judge District 30

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Emily A. Prestidge DEM 3070 35.11%
Michael O. Hendrickson REP 5663 64.76%
Write In   11 0.13%

Co. Commissioner North District

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Jim Hansen REP 3873 98.78%
Write In   48 1.22%

Co. Commissioner South District

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Tom Henderson DEM 1886 41.73%
Steve Daleske REP 2629 58.16%
Write In   5 0.11%

Sheriff

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Rick Fajen REP 7668 97.48%
Write In   198 2.52%

Assessor

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Rodger L. Reedy REP 7850 99.00%
Write In   79 1.00%

Public Administrator

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Lori Johnson Dunkin REP 7559 98.68%
Write In   101 1.32%

Coroner

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
J. Weston Miller REP 7755 99.12%
Write In   69 0.88%

Surveyor

Office/Candidate Name Party Votes % of Votes
Jesse W. Wininger REP 7593 98.98%
Write In   78 1.02%

Official Judicial Ballot

Submitting to the voters whether the Judges named below, whose terms expire December 31, 2012, shall be retained in office for new terms.

Missouri Supreme Court Judge

Shall Judge George W. Draper III of the Missouri Supreme Court be retained in office?

Yes/No Votes % of Votes
Yes 5576 68.26%
No 2593 31.74%

Missouri Court of Appeals Judges, Western District

Shall Judge Cynthia Lynette Martin of the Western District Court of Appeals be retained in office?

Yes/No Votes % of Votes
Yes 5704 69.94%
No 2452 30.06%

Shall Judge Thomas H. Newton of the Western District Court of Appeals be retained in office?

Yes/No Votes % of Votes
Yes 5541 68.31%
No 2570 31.69%

Shall Judge Gary D. Witt of the Western District Court of Appeals be retained in office?

Yes/No Votes % of Votes
Yes 5514 68.72%
No 2510 31.28%

Constitutional Amendments/Statutory Measures

Constitutional Amendment #3

Proposed by the 96th General Assembly (Second Regular Session) SJR 51

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to:

  • appoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees; and
  • appoint all lawyers to the commission by removing the requirement that the governor's appointees be nonlawyers?

There are no estimated costs or savings expected if this proposal is approved by voters.

Yes/No Votes % of Votes
Yes 2170 25.37%
No 6383 74.63%

Proposition A

Proposed by Initiative Petition

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • allow any city not within a county (the City of St. Louis) the option of transferring certain obligations and control of the city's police force from the board of police commissioners currently appointed by the governor to the city and establishing a municipal police force;
  • establish certain procedures and requirements for governing such a municipal police force including residency, rank, salary, benefits, insurance, and pension; and
  • prohibit retaliation against any employee of such municipal police force who reports conduct believed to be illegal to a superior, government agency, or the press?

State governmental entities estimated savings will eventually be up to $500,000 annually. Local governmental entities estimated annual potential savings of $3.5 million; however, consolidation decisions with an unknown outcome may result in the savings being more or less than estimated.

Yes/No Votes % of Votes
Yes 5481 64.48%
No 3019 35.52%

Proposition B

Proposed by Initiative Petition

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

  • create the Health and Education Trust Fund with proceeds of a tax of $0.0365 per cigarette and 25% of the manufacturer's invoice price for roll-your-own tobacco and 15% of other tobacco products;
  • use Fund proceeds to reduce and prevent tobacco use and for elementary, secondary, college, and university public school funding; and
  • increase the amount that certain tobacco product manufacturers must maintain in their escrow accounts, to pay judgments or settlements, before any funds in escrow can be refunded to the tobacco product manufacturer and create bonding requirements for these manufacturers?

Estimated additional revenue to state government is $283 million to $423 million annually with limited estimated implementation costs or savings. The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal. The fiscal impact to local governmental entities is unknown. Escrow fund changes may result in an unknown increase in future state revenue.

Yes/No Votes % of Votes
Yes 3351 37.38%
No 5614 62.62%

Proposition E

Proposed by the 96th General Assembly (Second Regular Session) SB 464

Shall Missouri law be amended to prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of people or by the legislature?

No direct costs or savings for state and local governmental entities are expected from this proposal. Indirect costs or savings related to enforcement actions, missed federal funding, avoided implementation costs, and other issues are unknown.

Yes/No Votes % of Votes
Yes 5766 66.22%
No 2941 33.78%

All results are unofficial unless otherwise specified.
Results are for Benton County, Missouri ONLY.
Results as of 11/06/2012, 08:48 PM (8 of 8 Precincts Reported)