August 8, 2002

Lodewegen, Nicoli Win In Primary

Only three races with opposition did not stop a strong voter turnout in Scotland County for the August 6 primary election. More than 1,400 voters went to the polls Tuesday where a Democratic incumbent was defeated while the Republican incumbent was re-elected.

Former prosecutor Kimbery J. Nicoli soundly defeated incumbent Susan Henry on the Democratic ticket. Nicoli received 668 votes to 226 cast for Henry. Chris Harris was elected as Jefferson Township Committeeman for the Democratic party defeating Junior Snodgrass by a vote of 331 to 241.

On the Republican ballot it was County Clerk Betty Lodewegen retaining her office. She received 291 votes to 185 for challenger Cindy (Varnold) Graber.

Both state propositions requesting tax increase were soundly defeated in Scotland County. Local voters opposed Proposition B, the new transportation funding sales and fuel taxes, by nearly 2 to 1. A total of 908 no votes were cast with only 495 yes votes received.

Proposition A faired even worse. The tax proposal to create 911 cellular phone service received only 383 yes votes to 990 no votes.

August 6 Primary Election Results for Scotland County (unofficial)


U.S. Senator
Joseph A. May 14
Jim Talent 369
Martin Lindstedt 6
Scott C. Babbitt 4
Doris B. Landfather 14

State Auditor
Al Hanson 205
Jay L. Kanzler, Jr. 99

U.S. Congress 9th District
Kenny Hulshof 398

State Senator 18th District
John W. Cauthorn 363

State Rep. 1st District
Brian Munzlinger 306

Presiding Commissioner
Glen L. Miller 366


U.S. Senator
Jean Carnahan 675
Darrel D. Day 181

State Auditor
Claire M. McCaskill 621

U.S. Congress
Donald M. Deichman 586

State Senator 18th District
Sam Berkowitz 814

State Rep. 1st District
Paul Campbell 771

Associate Circuit Judge
Karl DeMarce 811

Presiding Commissioner
Mike Stephenson 687

Circuit Clerk
Anita Watkins 792

County Clerk
Mary L. Morgan 556

Collector of Revenue
Kathy Becraft 820

County Treasurer
LaMayra Brown 794

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