SW Missouri voters elect a mix of incumbents and newcomers to seats

Municipal elections were held throughout Missouri on Tuesday, including several races in the Southwest portion of the state. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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Voters in Webb City reelected the two incumbents on the ballot. Jason Woodmansee earned 39.1% of the vote, while Lisa Robinson garnered 34.5%. Both earned their 5th term on the Webb City School Board. Meanwhile, in Joplin, Josh Bard squeaked by John Hird by only 12 votes to earn a three-year seat on the Joplin Board of Education, along with first-time candidate Rylee Hartwell, accumulating 42% of the vote.

In Neosho, Charles Collingsworth edged out Mitch Jarvis to earn the three-year at-large seat on the Neosho City Council. Collingsworth earned nearly 46%, to Jarvis’s 42%. In Ward 2, Richard Davidson doubled up Cydle Hopper, 66% to Hopper’s 33%. And Julia Humphrey earned 62% to Jon Stephens 37% to earn the seat in Neosho’s 3rd ward.

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