Janet Barber

Special to the Grove Sun

DELAWARE COUNTY – The race for Delaware County Commissioner for district #1 was taken by Doug Smith in a 2,533 defeat over David Poindexter with 12,824 votes after ballots were tallied last Tuesday. Smith came in with 58.14 % of the voter with Poindexter following with 41.86% of Delaware County voters.

The Governor’s race that some predicted would be close, was not the case in Delaware County. Mary Fallin won handily with 7,304 votes or 63.90% to 4,127 or 36.10% garnered by Jari Askins. The same went for the Lt. Governor race with Todd Lamb coming in with 7,493 votes to Corn’s 3,462 votes with Richard Prawdzienski trailing with 391.

Gary Jones took the State Auditor and Inspector seat with 6,735 votes to 4,520 votes for Steve Burrage. Attorney General will be Scott Pruitt with 7,724 votes to Jim Priest 3,567.

In Delaware County Ken Miller received 7,619 votes to 3,587 votes for Stephen E. Covert. Superintendent of Public Instruction saw Janet Barresi with 6,395 votes, Susan Paddack with 4,214 votes and Richard E. Cooper with 716. Commissioner of Labor resulted in 7,022 votes for Mark Costello to 4,137 votes for Lloyd L. Fields.

Insurance Commissioner’s race went to John Doak with 6,641 votes to 4,607 for Kim Holland. U.S. States Senator will keep Tom Coburn with 8,243 followed by Jim rogers with 2,593, Stephen P. Wallace drew 395 votes and Ronald F. Dwyer trailed with 88. Dan Boren, the only Democrat winning Tuesday, garnered 6,319 votes to Charles Thompson’s 4,890 in the race for U.S. Representative, district no. 2.

The Supreme Court retained Steven W. Taylor and James R. Winchester. Court of Civil Appeals is Deborah B. Barnes, Doug Gabbard II, John F. Fisher and Larry E. Joplin.

State Question 744 failed with 9,254-81.92% no votes to 2,043-18.08% yes votes.

State Question 746 passed in Delaware County with 8,267-74.08% yes and 2,892-25.92% no.

State Question 747; 8,079-72.90% yes votes to 3,003-27.10% votes no.

State Question 748 passed with 6,518 or 60.35% yes votes to 4,282 or 39.65% votes no.

State Question 750 failed with 5,658 or 52.89% votes no to 5,039 or 47.11% votes yes.

State Question 751 passed in the county with 8,752 or 80.42% voting yes to 2,131 or 19.58 voting no.

State Question 752 passed with 6,816 or 63.75% voting yes to 3,881 or 36.28% voting no.

State Question 754 failed county-wide with 6,779 or 62.29% voting against to 4,104 or 37.71% voting for.

State Question 755 passed with 8,127 or 73.60% voting yes to 2,915 or 26.40% voting no.

State Question 756 passed with 7,504 or 68.32% voting yes to 3,480 or 31.68% voting no

State Question 757 failed with 5,874 – 53.90% voting no to 5,024 – 46.10% voting yes

The Town of Siloam Springs passed a hotel/motel tax with 74 or 55.22% voting yes to 60 or 44.78 voting no on the proposition.

Broken down by precinct in Delaware County for the commissioner seat in district #1:

210001 – David Poindexter 187, Doug Smith 467

210002 – David Poindexter 160, Doug Smith 160

210003 – David Poindexter 214, Doug Smith 421

210004 – David Poindexter 273, Doug Smith 124

210005 – David Poindexter 405, Doug Smith 692

210006 – David Poindexter 240, Doug Smith 238

210008 – David Poindexter 153, Doug Smith 104

210011 – David Poindexter 99, Doug Smith 126

Absentee: David Poindexter 114, Doug Smith 201

*** These are the unofficial votes cast Tuesday. The election will not be official until Friday at 5 p.m.