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Iron County Election Results for Aug. 4, 2020

Election results for Iron County were delayed because of issues in the County Clerk’s Office.  Election results were given at 9:15 p.m. by Iron County Clerk Stephanie Lebron.  Lebron told The Mountain Echo News Editor Dustin Kopp that a recount had to be made for the Ghermanville Precinct.  A reliable courthouse source said that there were several ballots not accounted for during the final results.  Lebron said that there were around 51 ballots not accounted for in the “final” results.  

Kopp returned to the courthouse and waited for a long period of time.  At around 11:15 p.m., Kopp questioned the county clerk’s office about the delay, and was told that it would be “a while” before results were ready.  He was told that they would be emailed to him as soon as possible.  Kopp returned to the county clerk’s office to get the results on Wednesday, Aug. 5.  Lebron told him  that the results that were sent in to the State of Missouri, were the original results not including the ballots not accounted for.  She said that she was given a choice between turing in those results or turning in the results that included the recount, and stated that she had not had a chance to sit down and look everything over.  

As of right now, these are the totals reflecting what were announced at 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4.  

Mike Randazzo came in hot and heavy in Iron County for the Circuit Judge, Circuit 42 Division 2, with 1,164 votes, winning the seat.  Brandi Baird had 348 votes.  Christopher Piatt had 133, and Kristopher Crews had 112 votes.  Stephen Paulus received  only having 41 votes in Iron County.  Randazzo also won the overall seat with 4,623 votes.

Joshua Barrett won the State Senator District 3 vote in Iron County with 797 votes. However, Gannon won the district overall with 10,630 votes.  In Iron County, Elaine Gannon received 523 votes, and Kent Scism had 465.  

In the sheriff’s race, there was a big upset.  Jeff Burkett won the Republican bid with 516 votes.  Incumbent Roger Medley received 443 votes.  Ben Starnes was third with 435 votes.  Brian Matthiesen had 321 votes, and James Womble received 222 votes.  Burkett will face Independent candidate  Hershel Shipman in November.  

Iron County voters said no to Constitutional Amendment No. 2 with 1,306 no votes and 988 yes votes. 

Of the 6,746 registered voters in Iron County, a little over a third showed up Tuesday to vote; 2,364 registered voters went to the polls to cast their votes.

Unofficial Election Results for Iron County as of 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 5, 2020.

Number of precincts reporting 10 of 10.

State Senator District 3 – Republican

Candidate Iron Co. Total Winner
Kent Scism 465
Joshua Barrett 797
Elaine Freeman Gannon 523

Circuit Judge Circuit 42 Division 2 – Republican

Candidate Iron Co. Total Winner
Mike Randazzo 1,164
Kristopher D. Crews 112
Brandi L. Baird 348
Stephen K. Paulus 41
Christopher Piatt 133

Sheriff – Republican

Candidate Total Winner
Roger Medley 443
Brian R. Matthiesen 321
James Womble 222
Ben Starnes 435
Jeff Burkett 516

Constitutional Amendment No. 2

Candidate Iron Co. Total Winner
Yes 988
No 1,306

Unofficial Election Results for State of Missouri as of 9:55 a.m. on Aug. 5, 2020.

Number of precincts reporting 92 of 92.

State Senator District 3 – Republican

Candidate Missouri Total Winner
Kent Scism 5,428
Joshua Barrett 9,194
Elaine Freeman Gannon 10,630

Number of precincts reporting 52 of 52.

Circuit Judge Circuit 42 Division 2 – Republican

Candidate Missouri Total Winner
Mike Randazzo 4,623
Kristopher D. Crews 1,432
Brandi L. Baird 3,706
Stephen K. Paulus 1,365
Christopher Piatt 1,564

Number of precincts reporting 3575 of 3575.

Constitutional Amendment No. 2

Candidate Missouri Total Winner
Yes 672,967
No 590,809


  1. Mark Earnest on August 5, 2020 at 10:10 am

    How hard is it to get such a small amount of votes accounted for!

  2. Sonya potter ksdk on August 5, 2020 at 2:11 am

    looking for final numbers on iron county sheriff

  3. Dennis Bergmann on August 5, 2020 at 1:48 am

    What’s the official outcome deal? Were waiting.

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