Weber, Fitch, Romney winners in Massac County
Nov 07, 2012 | 2088 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the polls closed and all ballots cast in Massac County, the voters have spoken and chosen their candidates. The unofficial totals by precinct are listed in the chart at the left.

The most sought after local race was that of Massac County commissioner, with three candidates vying for the seat. The winner was Republican Jeff Weber with 3133 votes. Coming in second was incumbent Billy Hillebrand, Democrat, with 2308 votes. Constitution Party candidate Tim Pearcy came in third with 833 votes.

The only other contested local race was that of Massac County coroner with two candidates seeking the office. The winner was Republican Mark Fitch with 4244 votes and Constitution Party candidate Joe Miller receiving 1573 votes.

Massac County State's Attorney Patrick Windhorst, Republican incumbent, ran uncontested and won re-election with 5503 votes. Also running uncontested for Massac County Circuit Clerk was incumbent Larry Grace, Republican, who won with 5589 votes.

On the state level, in Massac County, in the 59th legislative district, it was Democratic incumbent Gary F. Forby winning with 3519 votes, over challenger Republican Mark Minor, who got 2820 votes.

On the federal level, for the office of president and vice president of the United States, in Massac County it was Republican Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan winning with 4278 votes.

Incumbent Democrat Barrack Obama and Joe Biden received 2092 votes with Libertarian candidates Gary Johnson and James P. Gray receiving 91 votes and Green party candidates Jill Stein and Howie Hawkins receiving 23 votes.

In the 15th Congressional District, incumbent Republican John M. Shimkus won with 4357 votes, beating out challenger Angela Michael, who had 1918 votes.

Running unopposed for state representative in the Illinois General Assembly in the 118th representative district was incumbent Brandon W. Phelps who got 5024 votes in Massac County.

In the race for judge of the Appellate Court Fifth Judicial District, to fill the vacancy of the Honorable James K. Donovan, it was Republican candidate Stephen McGlynn winning with 3229 votes, beating Democratic candidate Judy Cates, who received 2631 votes.
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