Election results are in from all corners of Christian County.

Billings was home to the closest race in the municipal election. Ward 3 Alderman Scott Gold defeated challenger Melissa Venable 18-17 to win re-election by a single vote.

Results for the election will not be official until they are certified by Christian County Clerk Kay Brown, a process likely to take several days.

The clerk's office will also have to review election results for Clever and Sparta, where write-in results are likely to impact the outcome of elections for seats on the two cities' respective boards of aldermen.

Volunteers from 25 different precincts finished transporting data and supplies to the Christian County Clerk's Office at the Christian County Historic Courthouse in Ozark shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Stay with us as our team here at the Christian County Headliner News will update this page with election returns as they become available. Simply refresh this page periodically as we gather and post results.


Ozark Special Road District (3-year term) 9 of 9 precincts 

Michael Bloom

366 57.91 

John Flagg Elkins

264 41.77 
Ozark Fire District (6-year term)11 of 11 precincts  
Neal Stone 195 13.66 
Angie Johns 353 24.72 
Joseph S. McMurtry 267 18.70 
Susie Ballard 389 27.24 
Andrew R. Mills 212 14.85 
Billings Board of Aldermen   
Ward I (2-year term) 2 of 2 precincts  

Jack Vanzandt

16 100.0 

Ward II (2-year term)

2 of 2 precincts   
David Kucera26 100.0 

Ward III (2-year term)

2 of 2 precincts   

Melissa Venable

17 48.57 

Scott W. Gold

18 51.43 

Ward III (1-year term) 

2 of 2 precincts   

Kenneth Cloud

20 58.82 

Marvin L. Woods

14 41.18 

Clever Board of Aldermen


West Ward (2-year term)

3 of 3 precincts  
Wade Pearce 45 31.03 
Write-in 100 68.97 
East Ward (2-year term)2 of 2 precincts  
Scott Hackworth62 53.45 
Write-in 54 46.55 

Fremont Hills Board of Aldermen 


Ward I (2-year term) 

2 of 2 precincts  

Sean O’Connell 

28 100.0 

Ward II (2-year term) 


Kerry Nelson 

27 100.0 

Ward III (2-year term)


Randy West


Nixa Municipal Judge (2-year term) 

7 of 7 precincts 

Joel T. Harris

2,472 98.21 
Nixa City Council  
District II (3-year term)5 of 5 precincts  

Aron Peterson

412 55.90 

Christopher Hamilton

308 41.79 

District III (3-year term)

4 of 4 precincts  

Justin Orf

591 98.34 
Write-in 10 1.66 

Ozark Mayor (2-year term)

8 of 8 precincts 
Rick Gardner 38097.19 
Ozark Board of Aldermen   

Ward I (2-year term)

4 of 4 precincts 

John D. Torgerson

119 98.35 

Ward II (2-year term)

6 of 6 precincts  

Ted A. Smith


Ward III (2-year term)

5 of 5 precincts  

Jason N. Shaffer

116 100.0 

Sparta Mayor (2-year term)

2 of 2 precincts   
Jenni Davis77 86.52 
Sparta Board of Aldermen  

Ward I (2-year term) 




Ward I (1-year term)




Ward II (2-year term)

Jarrett Lorg34 82.93 
Ward II (1-year term)  
Tami Guerin42 97.67 



Nixa Public Schools


Nixa Public Schools Question No. 1

Shall Nixa Public Schools borrow money in the amount of $15,000,000 and issue bonds for the payment thereof, estimated to result in no increase to the District’s debt service property tax levy, for the purpose of acquiring property for school purposes, constructing, improving, repairing, renovating, furnishing and equipping school facilities, including renovating and improving the high school stadium, constructing addition classrooms at Century Elementary School and replacing HVAC units and improving roofs at various District facilities? 

 14 of 14 precincts 
Yes 3,075 67.45 
No 1,484 32.55 

Nixa Public Schools Question No. 2

Shall the Board of Education of Nixa Public Schools be authorized to increase the operating tax levy of the District by $0.41 per $100 of assessed valuation for the purpose of increasing teachers’ salaries and funding the costs of capital projects and ongoing maintenance at the District facilities?

 14 of 14 precincts 
Yes 2,477 54.34 
No 2,081 45.66 

Nixa School Board (3-year term) 

14 of 14 precincts  
Glenn R. Scott2,525 33.35 
Mike Copeland2,599 34.33 
Tamara L. Fusco2,379 31.43 

Saddlebrooke (2-year term)

Votes  %
Donald Schortgen14 28.0 
Gail L. Hinshaw18 36.0 
Stan Arnoldy17 34.0 

Clever School Board (3-year term)

6 of 6 precincts  
Matthew Having 102 10.50 
Brian Teague 192 19.77 
Rob Kramar 107 11.02 
Samantha Mendenhall 124 12.77 
Jaredd King 68 7.00 
Sarah Camp272 28.01 
Bryson Pellham 99 10.20 
Sparta School Board (3-year term) 6 of 6 precincts  
Dennis Grant Lilly 161 27.29 
Raymond Eaton 128 21.69 
Jason Albert Loveland 172 29.15 
Katrina Selsor 128 21.69 

Spokane School Board (3-year term)

4 of 4 precincts  
John F. Armitage 150 22.87 
Toby Essick 216 32.93 
Kelly Krauch 141 21.49 
Aaron Winslow 143 21.80 


Billings Special Road District Commissioner  

(3-year term)  
Charles Sommer   
Garrison Special Road District Commissioner (3-year term)  
Tim Stepp   

Selmore Special Road District Commissioner 

(3-year term)  
Jack Brazeale  

South Sparta Special Road District Commissioner

(3-year term) 
Russell Jones   

Stoneshire Special Road District Commissioner 

(3-year term)  
Brian Todd  

Christian County Ambulance Director

District IV 

(3-year term) 
Sharon S. Whitehill  

Christian County Ambulance Director

District I 

(3-year term)  
Andrea Applegate  

Chadwick Water District Board Member 

(3-year term)  
Bill Davis

Shirley Essick

Charles Porter



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