Bill McMurray Claims St. Joseph Mayor Seat

McMurray defeated his opponent Beau Walker 52 percent to 48 percent.

Posted: Apr 3, 2018 9:24 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2018 9:41 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Bill McMurray has been chosen as the next mayor of St. Joseph by a narrow margin 52 percent to 48 percent. 

After a slow start to the election day, Buchanan County brought in 24.81 percent of voters, still shy of the expected 30 percent. 

The unofficial results of the April 3 election show that McMurray gained 5,520 votes (51.60%) to Beau Walker's 5,149 votes (48.13%.)

St. Joseph voters also decided to strike down the primary seat belt question with an overwhelming 61 percent voting No.

For the St. Joseph City Council At-Large race, Brenda Blessing was the top vote getter (30.99%) with incumbent Kent "Spanky" O'Dell (23.45%) claiming the second seat.

In District 2, incumbent Joyce Starr (46.99%) was defeated by newcomer Marty Novak (52.69%).

PJ Kovac will maintain his seat in District 3 after getting 51 percent of the vote over Jason Eslinger.

For District 4 Gary Roach reclaimed his seat over Virginia Weigum.

Russell Moore (55.72%) was able to defeat the District 5 incumbent Barbara LaBass (44%).

For a complete list of the unofficial results from the April 3 General Municipal election, click here.

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