Benton County Nov. 4 election results

October 30, 2008

100 percent of precincts reporting

President/Vice President

John McCain and Sarah Palin (R)    5757

Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D)    3628

Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root (L)    51

Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle (C)    34

Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez (I)    92


Kenny Hulshof (R)    3965

Jeremiah “Jay” W. Nixon (D)    5352

Andrew W. Finkenstadt (L)    96

Gregory E. Thompson (C)    127

Lieutenant Governor

Peter Kinder (R)    5581

Sam Page (D)    3522

Teddy Fleck (L)    177

James C. Rensing (C)    106

Secretary of State

Mitchell “Mitch” Hubbard (R)    3682

Robin Carnahan (D)    5480

Wes Upchurch (L)    119

Denise C. Neely (C)    139

State Treasurer

Brad Lager (R)    5052

Clint Zweifel (D)    3909

Rodney D. Farthing (C)    282

Attorney General

Mike Gibbons (R)    5137

Chris Koster (D)    4166

U.S. Representative, District 4

Jeff Parnell (R)    3085

Ike Skelton (D)    6349

State Representative, District 116

Tom Self (R)    7928

County Commissioner, North District

Walter Schumacher Jr. (R)    2799

Bob Kerber (D)    1758

County Commissioner, South District

Paul R. Estes (R)    2491

Tom Henderson (D)    2264


Rick Fajen (R)    5460

Ron Harvey (D)    4011

Recorder of Deeds

Beverly Burnett (R)    8033


Rodger L. Reedy (R)    8007

Public Administrator

Wayne Linhardt (R)    7808


James A. Miller  (R)    8029


Jerry S. Dill (R)    7881

Missouri Supreme Court Judge

Shall Judge Patricia Breckenridge of the Missouri Supreme Court be retained in office?

Yes    6234

No    2303

Constitutional Amendment No. 1

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to add a statement that English shall be the language of all governmental meetings?

Yes    8640

No    712

Constitutional Amendment No. 4

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the provisions relating to the financing of stormwater control projects?

Yes    4661

No    3986

Proposition A

Shall Missouri law be amended to:

•repeal the current individual maximum loss limit for gambling;

•prohibit any future loss limits;

•require identification to enter the gambling area only if necessary to establish that an individual is at least 21 years old;

•restrict the number of casinos to those already built or being built;

•increase the casino gambling tax from 20 percent to 21 percent;

•create a new specific education fund from gambling tax proceeds generated as a result of this measure called the “Schools First Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Fund”; and

•require annual audits of this new fund?

Yes    5473

No    3789

Proposition B

Shall Missouri law be amended to enable the elderly and Missourians with disabilities to continue living independently in their homes by creating the Missouri Quality Homecare Council to ensure the availability of quality home care services under the Medicaid program by recruiting, training, and stabilizing the home care workforce?

Yes    7034

No    2186

Proposition C

Shall Missouri law be amended to require investor-owned electric utilities to generate or purchase electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, biomass and hydropower with the renewable energy sources equaling at least 2 percent of retail sales by 2011 increasing incrementally to at least 15 percent by 2021, including at least 2 percent from solar energy; and restricting to no more than 1 percent any rate increase to consumers for this renewable energy?

The estimated direct cost to state governmental entities is $395,183. It is estimated there are no direct costs or savings to local governmental entities. However, indirect costs may be incurred by state and local governmental entities if the proposal results in increased electricity retail rates?

Yes    5510

No    3473