November 6 General Election results finalized at local level

Election Day 2018 was Tuesday, Nov. 6, and a number of Kansas voters exercised their right to vote at the polls. Statewide, total voter turnout was 56.4 percent.

In Nemaha County, 63.18 percent of registered voters went to the polls, and in Brown County 56.24 percent of registers voters cast a ballot.

National, state and local results are listed below.

Retention of Judges

All Kansas voters voted “Yes” or “No” to retain a number of judges on the Kansas Court of Appeals. These Kansas Court of Appeals judges will serve four years before another retention election. All seven Appeals Court judges were retained.

Position 1, Stephen D. Hill: Yes – 77.36 percent in Nemaha County, and 77.81 percent in Brown County.

Position 5, Kim R. Schroeder: Yes – 77.97 percent in Nemaha County, and 77.39 percent in Brown County.

Position 7, Henry W. Green Jr.: Yes – 77.10 percent in Nemaha County, and 77.01 percent in Brown County.

Position 10, Anthony J. Powell: Yes – 76.17 percent in Nemaha County, and 76.02 percent in Brown County.

Position 11, Tom Malone: Yes – 75.74 percent in Nemaha County, and 76.54 percent in Brown County.

Position 12, Michael B. Buser: Yes – 61.55 percent in Nemaha County, and 69.36 percent in Brown County.

Position 13, Melissa Taylor Standridge: Yes – 61.47 percent in Nemaha County, and 70.44 percent in Brown County.

National Level Offices

The only National Level Office that appeared on the ballot for area residents was for United States Representative, 2nd District.

United States Representative, 2nd District

Winner: Steve Watkins (R): 48 percent statewide, 69.76 percent in Nemaha County, and 63.28 percent in Brown County.

Challengers: Paul Davis (D): 46 percent statewide, 25.22 percent in Nemaha County, and 29.79 percent in Brown County; and Kelly Standley (L): 6 percent statewide, 5.02 percent in Nemaha County, and 6.6 percent in Brown County

State Level Offices

State level offices, which appeared on the ballot for area residents, were dependent upon the voter’s election district.

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Winner: Laura Kelly/Lynn Rogers (D): 48 percent statewide, 30.9 percent in Nemaha County, and 33.43 percent in Brown County.

Challengers: Kris Kobach/Wink Hartman (R): 43 percent statewide, 56.88 percent in Nemaha County, and 54.18 percent in Brown County; Greg Orman/John Doll (I): 7 percent statewide, 9.72 percent in Nemaha County, and 9.44 percent in Brown County; Jeff Caldwell/Mary Gerlt (L): 2 percent statewide, 1.55 percent in Nemaha County, and 2.18 percent in Brown County; and Rick Kloos/Nathanial Kloos (I): 1 percent statewide, 0.96 percent in Nemaha County, and 0.74 percent in Brown County.

Secretary of State

Winner: Scott Schwab (R): 53 percent statewide, 70.88 percent in Nemaha County, and 67.22 percent in Brown County.

Challengers: Brian “BAM” McClendon (D): 44 percent statewide, 26.73 percent in Nemaha County, and 29.38 percent in Brown County; and Rob Hodgkinson (L): 4 percent statewide, 2.38 percent in Nemaha County, and 3.37 percent in Brown County.

Attorney General

Winner: Derek Schmidt (R): 59 percent statewide, 81.42 percent in Nemaha County, and 76.39 percent in Brown County.

Challenger: Sarah G. Swain (D): 41 percent statewide, 18.58 percent in Nemaha County, and 23.58 percent in Brown County.

State Treasurer

Winner: Jake LaTurner (R): 58 percent statewide, 80.04 percent in Nemaha County, and 74.75 percent in Brown County.

Challenger: Marci Francisco (D): 42 percent statewide, 19.96 percent in Nemaha County, and 25.16 percent in Brown County.

Commissioner of Insurance

Winner: Vicki Schmidt (R): 63 percent statewide, 85.18 percent in Nemaha County, and 80.20 percent in Brown County.

Challenger: Nathanial McLaughlin (D): 37 percent statewide, 14.82 percent in Nemaha County, and 19.68 percent in Brown County.

State Representative, 62nd District

Winner: Randy Garber (R): 70 percent statewide, 67.38 percent in Nemaha County, and 72.17 percent in Brown County.

Challenger: Melvin Baker (D): 30 percent statewide, 32.62 percent in Nemaha County, and 27.68 percent in Brown County.

District Court Judge, 22nd Judicial District, Division 1

Winner: James A. Patton (R): 85.45 percent in Nemaha County, and 98.12 percent in Brown County.

District Magistrate Judge, 22nd District., Position 3

Winner: Scott Anson (R): 83.72 percent in Nemaha County.

Local Level Offices: Brown County

Local level offices for Brown County, which appeared on the ballot for residents of Brown County, were dependent upon the voter’s election district.

Commissioner, District 1

Winner: Richard Lehmkuhl (R): 68.92 percent.

City of Fairview: Mayor

Winner: Art Vonderschmidt, 37.78 percent.

City of Fairview: City Council (two)

Winners: Doug Bletscher (R), 59.66 percent; and Alan Armstrong, 17.65 percent.

Challenger: Paul E. Reynolds (D), 7.56 percent.

Hamlin Township Clerk

Winner: Larry R. Ewing (R), 99.05 percent.

Morrill Township Clerk

Winner: Heath Ploeger (R), 78.01 percent.

Challenger: Jim McKim (D), 21.99 percent.

Powhattan Township Clerk

Winner: William L. Rieger (R), 92.63 percent.

Walnut Township Clerk

Winner: Tom Gudenkauf (R), 97.12 percent.

Local Level Offices: Nemaha County

Local level offices for Nemaha County, which appeared on the ballot for residents of Nemaha County, were dependent upon the voter’s election district.

Commissioner, District 1

Winner: Gary L. Scoby (R), 87.12 percent.

Adams Township Clerk

Winner: Wayne Hermesch (D), 86.08 percent.

Berwick Township Clerk

Winner: Jeff Grossenbacher (R), 91.85 percent.

Capioma Township Clerk

Winner: Dwaine Baumgartner (R), 86.11 percent.

Gilman Township Clerk

Winner: Terry L. Miller (R), 95.65 percent.

Granada Township Clerk

Winner: Steven Milne (R), 88.46 percent.

Harrison Township Clerk

Winner: Luke Sourk (D), 87.72 percent.

Rock Creek Township Clerk

Winner: Clark D. Strahm (R), 91.13 percent.

Washington Township Clerk

Winner: Erwin Kaster (R), 76.65 percent.

Wetmore Township Clerk

Winner: Corey Bloom (R), 1.85 percent, elected by Commission draw due to tie vote.

Editors Note: The statewide results remain unofficial, awaiting final canvass, while the results for Nemaha and Brown Counties are official.

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