A rematch of Hannibal's 2016 race for mayor will highlight the municipal elections slated for April 2 in Northeast Missouri.
A proposal that would have permitted voters to decide whether to make city offices nonpartisan was defeated at Wednesday night's meeting of the Quincy City Council.
Independent Jennifer Hays earned slightly more than two-thirds of the votes cast for Monroe County clerk, upsetting incumbent Christina Buie, a Democrat.
Two incumbent Democratic office holders were ousted by Marion County voters Tuesday.
Supporters cheered U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood's lopsided victory at a watch party. "Politics ends tonight, and the governing begins tomorrow," LaHood said.
While Sam Graves' re-election bid never was in much jeopardy, he spent election night watching to see if Republicans could hold onto control of the U.S. House.