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Special Election in 83rd District Goes to Tracy McCreery

Olivette Independent knocks off two candidates from Overland.

Olivette resident Tracy McCreery won Tuesday's special election to fill a Missouri State Representative seat in the 83rd District, which is spread across Olivette, University City and Overland.

McCreery, a Democrat, ran for the House seat as an independent because the nominated Democratic candidacy was already taken by O’ Jeff Connell.

McCreery won with 1,647 votes, followed by O'Connell with 1,096 votes. Republican and Tea Party candidate Patrick Brennan had 1,005 votes.

McCreery fills the seat vacated by Jake Zimmerman who was selected the County's first Assessor by vote last April.

McCreery was first introduced to politics serving as an aide in Jefferson City to former Senator Joan Bray who in turn served as her campaign chairman.

McCreery was endorsed by a wide variety of social service organizations including the Women's Political Caucus of Metro St. Louis, MO NARAL, PROMO and former Missouri Governor Bob Holden. Locally, she was indorsed by Zimmerman and present Olivette Mayor Jean Antoine.

Cindy November 09, 2011 at 02:18 PM
Congratulations Tracy!

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