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Hovis Wins Republican Nomination for 146th District State Rep.

Many Wayne Countians were closely watching the 146th District State Representative race. It featured a Wayne County native, Barry Hovis.

Hovis, a retired Cape Girardeau Police officer, won the Republican nomination. He defeated Tony LaForest 4,983 to 2,076. Hovis will face Democrat Gayla A. Dace in the November General Election.


Tony LaForest Republican 2,076 29.409%
Barry D. Hovis Republican 4,983 70.591%
Party Total: 7,059
Gayla A. Dace Democratic 1,269 100.000%
Party Total: 1,269
Total Votes: 8,328
County Tony LaForest, REP Barry D. Hovis, REP Gayla A. Dace, DEM
Cape Girardeau 2,076 4,983 1,269

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