LYNDON—Republican candidates carried all of the contested county, state and United States races in Tuesday’s general election in Osage County where 5,639 ballots were cast.

County residents voted to retain 59th District Representative William Prescott by a 4,125 to 1,366 margin over Democrat Blossom Barth.
Voters also retained Osage County Commissioner Carl Meyer, who received 1,198 voters against a write-in campaign by Fred Diver. There were 410 write in votes, which will be canvassed on Friday.

County voters also followed state trends in voting for Sam Brownback for Governor; Jerry Moran for U.S. Senator; Lynn Jenkins for U.S. Congress; Kris Kobach for Secretary of State; Derek Schmidt for Attorney General; Ron Estes for State Treasurer; and Sandy Prager for Commissioner of Insurance.

Unofficial Osage County general election results are posted below. State numbers reflect 100 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday.

County Positions


Should the City of Carbondale allow the sale of retail liquor and retail cereal malt beverages on Sunday?

Yes 253
No 173

Should the City of Overbrook allow the sale of retail liquor within the corporate limits of the city.

Yes 215
No 159

Should the Switzler Creek Watershed District issue bonds to pay for the rehabilitation of a flood retardation structure?

Yes 276
No 152

Kansas Constitutional Amendment No. 1 - Amendment to Section 4 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, concerning an Individual’s right to bear arms.

Yes – County – 4,968; State – 483,060
No – County – 443; State – 68,495

Kansas Constitutional Amendment No. 2 – Amendment to Section 4 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, concerning removing disqualification to vote based on a person’s mental illness.

Yes – County – 3,374; State – 333,350

No – County – 1,963; State – 206,357

County Positions

County Commissioner

(R) Carl Meyer 1,198

Write Ins 410

State Positions

Governor
(L) Andrew Gray – County – 334; State – 17,254
(D) Tom Holland – County – 1,719; State – 209,916
(R) Sam Brownback – County – 3,393; State – 403,263
(Ref.) Ken Cannon – County – 120; State – 11,401

Secretary of State
(Ref.) Derek Langseth – County – 124; State – 10,187
(L) Phillip Horatio Lucas – County – 139; State – 12,847
(D) Chris Biggs – County – 1,942; State – 237,847
(R) Kris Kobach – County – 3,326; State – 374,850

Attorney General
(D) Steve Six – County – 2,228; State – 268,303
(L) Dennis Hawver – County – 262; State – 18,367
(R) Derek Schmidt – County – 3,064; State – 346,345

State Treasurer

(D) Dennis McKinney – County – 2,095; State – 257,308
(R) Ron Estes – County – 3,409; State – 367,453

Commissioner of Insurance
(R) Sandy Praeger 4,723 NA
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Kansas House of Representatives, 59th District
(D) Blossom Barth – County – 1,366; State – 1,908
(R) William Prescott – County – 4,125; State – 5,383
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State Board of Education, Ninth District
(R) Jana Shaver – County – 789; State – 31,771
(D) Robert Medford – County – 329; State – 16,254

Kansas Senate, 17th District
(D) Jerry Karr – County – 441; State – 5,640
(R) Jeff Longbine – County – 731; State – 7,200

U.S. Positions

United States Senate
(D) Lisa Johnston – County – 1,236; State – 215,270
(R) Jerry Moran – County – 3,992; State – 578,768
(Ref.) Joseph K. Bellis – County – 95; State – 11,356
(L) Michael Dann – County – 242; State – 17,437
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United States House of Representatives
(R) Lynn Jenkins – County – 3,678; State – 128,083

(L) Robert Garrard – County – 390; State – 9,166
(D) Cheryl Hudspeth – County – 1,468; State – 65,448
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For updated unofficial results, visit the Secretary of State’s web site at http://www.kssos.org/ent/osage.html