General Election 2022: November 8 results finalized at local level

Election Day 2022 was Tuesday, Nov. 8, and a number of Kansas voters exercised their right to vote at the polls. While the statewide voter turnout wasn’t available, both Nemaha and Brown County had more than half of their voters head to the polls.

In Nemaha County, 62.98 percent of registered voters went to the polls, and in Brown County, 52.12 percent of registers voters cast a ballot.

Fairview Sales Tax

Yes – 76.40 percent

No – 21.35 percent

Amendments

Constitutional Amendment 1: Legislative Oversight

Yes – 50 percent statewide (465,422 votes), 53.29 percent in Nemaha County, and 53.25 percent in Brown County.

No – 50 percent statewide (474,517 votes), 33.32 percent in Nemaha County, and 37.39 percent in Brown County.

Constitutional Amendment 1: Sheriff Election and Recall

Yes – 62 percent statewide, 65.95 percent in Nemaha County, and 68.52 percent in Brown County.

No – 38 percent statewide, 23.37 percent in Nemaha County, and 24.11 percent in Brown County.

National, state and local results are listed below.

Retention of Judges

Kansas Court of Appeals

All Kansas voters voted “Yes” or “No” to retain a number of judges on the Kansas Court of Appeals. These Kansas Court of Appeals judges will serve four years before another retention election.

Position 1, Stephen D. Hill: Yes – 46.75 percent in Nemaha County, and 59.65 percent in Brown County.

Position 2, Lesley Ann Isherwood: Yes – 43.53 percent in Nemaha County, and 57.15 percent in Brown County.

Position 3, Amy Fellows Cline: Yes – 44.60 percent in Nemaha County, and 58.41 percent in Brown County.

Position 5, Kim R. Schroeder: Yes – 48.04 percent in Nemaha County, and 60.01 percent in Brown County.

Position 7, Henry W. Green Jr.: Yes – 45.18 percent in Nemaha County, and 58.15 percent in Brown County.

Position 11, Tom Malone: Yes – 43.94 percent in Nemaha County, and 57.44 percent in Brown County.

Position 13, Jacy J. Hurst: Yes – 42.35 percent in Nemaha County, and 56.27 percent in Brown County.

Kansas Supreme Court Judges

All Kansas voters voted “Yes” or “No” to retain a number of judges on the Kansas Supreme Court. These Kansas Supreme Court judges will serve four years before another retention election. All six Supreme Court judges were retained.

Position 1, Melissa Taylor Standridge: Yes – 67 percent statewide, 42.11 percent in Nemaha County, and 58.33 in Brown County.

Position 2, Dan Biles: Yes – 65 percent statewide, 40.37 percent in Nemaha County, and 56.18 in Brown County.

Position 3, K.J. Wall: Yes – 65 percent statewide, 39.08 percent in Nemaha County, and 56.48 in Brown County.

Position 5, Marla Luckert: Yes – 66 percent statewide, 41.92 percent in Nemaha County, and 57.83 in Brown County.

Position 6, Evelyn Wilson: Yes – 66 percent statewide, 40.17 percent in Nemaha County, and 56.86 in Brown County.

Position 7, Caleb Stegall: Yes – 73 percent statewide, 60.86 percent in Nemaha County, and 64.85 in Brown County.

National Level Offices

National Level Offices that appeared on the ballot for area residents was for United States Representative, 2nd District; and the United States Senate.

United States Senate

Winner: Jerry Moran (R): 60 percent statewide, 84.50 percent in Nemaha County, and 76 percent in Brown County.

Challengers: Mark R. Holland (D): 37 percent statewide, 11.67 percent in Nemaha County, and 18.97 percent in Brown County; and David C. Graham (L): 3 percent statewide, 2.26 percent in Nemaha County, and 3.49 percent in Brown County.

United States Representative, 2nd District

Winner: Jake LaTurner (R): 58 percent statewide, 76.35 percent in Nemaha County, and 69.28 percent in Brown County.

Challengers: Patrick Schmidt (D): 42 percent statewide, 21.73 percent in Nemaha County, and 28.84 percent in Brown County.

State Level Offices

State level offices, which appeared on the ballot for area residents, were dependent upon the voter’s election district.

Governor/Lieutenant Governor

Winner: Laura Kelly/David Toland (D): 49 percent statewide, 27.43 percent in Nemaha County, and 34.65 percent in Brown County.

Challengers: Derek Schmidt (R): 47 percent statewide, 63.56 percent in Nemaha County, and 53.94 percent in Brown County; Dennis Pyle (I): 2 percent statewide, 7.35 percent in Nemaha County, and 9.34 percent in Brown County; and Seth Cordell (L): 1 percent statewide, 0.73 percent in Nemaha County, and 0.94 percent in Brown County.

Secretary of State

Winner: Scott Schwab (R): 58 percent statewide, 79.25 percent in Nemaha County, and 71.37 percent in Brown County.

Challengers: Jeanna Repass (D): 39 percent statewide, 14.19 percent in Nemaha County, and 21.99 percent in Brown County; and Cullene Lang (L): 3 percent statewide, 2.41 percent in Nemaha County, and 3.38 percent in Brown County.

Attorney General

Winner: Kris Kobach (R): 51 percent statewide, 72.98 percent in Nemaha County, and 65.28 percent in Brown County.

Challenger: Chris Mann (D): 49 percent statewide, 24.14 percent in Nemaha County, and 32.92 percent in Brown County.

State Treasurer

Winner: Steven Johnson (R): 54 percent statewide, 72.03 percent in Nemaha County, and 66.14 percent in Brown County.

Challenger: Lynn Rogers (D): 41 percent statewide, 19.88 percent in Nemaha County, and 25.20 percent in Brown County.

Commissioner of Insurance

Winner: Vicki Schmidt (R): 63 percent statewide, 83.21 percent in Nemaha County, and 77.03 percent in Brown County.

Challenger: Keil Corkran (D): 37 percent statewide, 12.66 percent in Nemaha County, and 19.82 percent in Brown County.

State Board of Education, Position 1

Winner: Danny Zeck (R): 61 percent statewide, 73.80 percent in Nemaha County, and 70.07 percent in Brown County.

Challenger: Jeffery M. Howards (D): 39 percent statewide, 18.72 percent in Nemaha County, and 25.32 percent in Brown County.

State Representative, 62nd District

Winner: Randy Garber (R): 82.54 percent in Nemaha County, and 81.32 percent in Brown County.

District Court Judge, 22nd Judicial District, Division 1

Winner: Laura Johnson-McNish (R): 80.74 percent in Nemaha County, and 81.64 percent in Brown County.

District Magistrate Judge, 22nd District., Position 3

Winner: Scott Anson (R): 82.59 percent in Nemaha County.

Local Level Offices: Brown County

Local level offices for Brown County, which appeared on the ballot for residents of Brown County, were dependent upon the voter’s election district.

Commissioner, District 1

Winner: Richard Lehmkuhl (R): 80.44 percent.

Challenger: William Collins (D): 16.84 percent.

City of Fairview: Mayor

Winner: Art Vonderschmidt, 62.92 percent.

City of Fairview: City Council (two)

Winners: Doug Bletscher, 22.47 percent; and Steve G. Holthaus, 36.51 percent.

Hamlin Township Clerk

Winner: Scott M. Spare (R), 76.72 percent.

Morrill Township Clerk

Winner: Lafe Bailey (R), 92.93 percent.

Powhattan Township Clerk

Winner: William L. Rieger (R), 74.18 percent.

Walnut Township Clerk

Winner: Tom Gudenkauf (R), 79.56 percent.

Local Level Offices: Nemaha County

Local level offices for Nemaha County, which appeared on the ballot for residents of Nemaha County, were dependent upon the voter’s election district.

Commissioner, District 1

Winner: Benjamin Glace (R), 97.38 percent.

Adams Township Clerk

Winner: Wayne Hermesch (D), 94.20 percent.

Berwick Township Clerk

Winner: Marcus Baumgartner (R), 100 percent.

Capioma Township Clerk

Winner: Dwaine Baumgartner (R), 100 percent.

Gilman Township Clerk

Winner: Andy R. Evans (R), 100 percent.

Granada Township Clerk

Winner: Steven Milne (R), 97.14 percent.

Harrison Township Clerk

Winner: Luke Sourk (D), 97.56 percent.

Rock Creek Township Clerk

Winner: Clark D. Strahm (R), 97.07 percent.

Washington Township Clerk

Winner: Erwin Kaster (R), 97.08 percent.

Wetmore Township Clerk

Winner: Corey Bloom (R), elected by write-in votes.

Editor’s Note: The statewide results remain unofficial, awaiting final canvass, while the results for Nemaha and Brown counties are official.

Heather Stewart175 Posts

Heather Stewart is one of two co-editors for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.

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