Here’s a recap of Kansas City-area Congressional races in Missouri with vote totals.
Representative Vicky Hartzler easily cruised to re-election to her fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives with 185,245 votes or 64.7% of the vote. Hartzler, who represents a heavily agricultural district, serves on the House Agriculture Committee. With both Whiteman Air Force Base and Fort Leonard Wood both located in the 4th Congressional District, she also serves on the powerful House Armed Services Committee.
Hartzler also serves as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations within the House Armed Services Committee. She is also a member of the House Armed Services Subcommittees on Seapower and Projection Forces and Readiness.
Jacob Turk of Lee’s Summit, the perennial Republican favorite in the 5th Congressional District, challenged incumbent Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver for the seventh consecutive time. Cleaver easily outdistanced Turk to win his 8th term in Congress. Cleaver received 173,592 votes of 61.5% to Turk’s 100,965 votes or 35.7%, a 72,627 vote or 25.8% margin in a heavily Democratic district.
Representative Sam Graves of Tarkio was re-elected to his 10th term in the U.S. Congress with 199,580 votes to Democrat challenger Henry Robert Martin’s 97,515 votes, a 33.5% margin. Graves has served the last two years on the strategic and critical House Committee on Armed Services and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which is a Subcommittee of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
–Metro Voice Staff