Jeff Mittelhauser beat Stanley B. Cox for Associate Circuit Judge Division 6 with 59.22 percent of the vote after election ballots flooded into the Pettis County Courthouse Tuesday night in a primary election.
Mittelhauser secured 3896 votes to Cox’s 2683.
David Dick will be the Republican candidate for presiding commissioner who secured 62.29 of the vote, or 3897 votes, compared to challenger Pam Carter’s 2359. Dick will face Democratic candidate Kenneth F. Schuber in November.
Winning the race for Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney was Phillip Sawyer with 35.22 percent of the vote.
Sawyer was at the top of the list with 2298 votes, followed by Kim Tanner with 1694 votes, Andrew Rehmer with 1381 votes and Myron McNeal with 1152 votes.
Beverly Dillon will be the new auditor for Pettis County after securing 54.67 percent of the vote.
Dillon scored 3321 votes, compared to 1867 for Jileen Wingerter, and 887 for Adam Brooks. The Democrats did not have a candidate running for that position.
Pettis County Republicans chose incumbent Vicky Hartzler for Congress with 70.08 percent of the vote with 4450 ballots cast for her, leaving John Webb in a distant second with 1900 votes. Rep. Hartzler will face Democratic challenger Nate Irvin in November. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.