Having good name recognition and experience is generally a winning combination for any political candidate and that certainly turned out to be the case for Mike Randazzo in last week’s Republican Primary for Division 2 judge in the 42nd Circuit. Randazzo won the three counties where is he most well-known and that was more than enough to secure a spot on the November ballot where he will be unopposed.
Crawford County News
The August 4 Primary Election brought out just over 28 percent of Crawford County voters to cast their ballots. Of the registered voters in the county, just 4,612 out of 16,181 voted last Tuesday. The vast majority did so at polling locations throughout the county, with only 375 choosing to vote by absentee ballot, and just 10 by mail-in ballot.
A Steelville man has been charged for drug possession following his arrest on a felony warrant on July 13. Nathanael Koshiway Pendleton, 36, of Steelville, stands charged with the class D felony of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) as a result of the incident.
Five Republican candidates sought the judge’s seat in Division 2 of the 42nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds, and Wayne counties, on Tuesday. Mike Randazzo won the seat.
Crawford County voters chose to keep two current county officials in place at the August 4 Primary Election. A new coroner was also elected.
The majority of local races were determined at this election, since the candidates running for office were in the same party. The Republican ballot for the August Primary included races for Crawford County Commissioner for District 1, Assessor, and Coroner.