by Ivan Foley
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd cruised to an easy re-election and Tony Luetkemeyer was a comfortable winner in a heated state senate primary, and county voters followed the statewide trend in handily defeating Proposition A (Right to Work) measure.
Voter turnout for Tuesday’s primary election in Platte County was 36.75 percent, well above the 21 percent local election officials had anticipated.
Zahnd, prosecutor for the past 15 years, carried 73% of the vote in rolling past Nick Marshall, a state representative from southern Platte County whose seat in the statehouse is term-limited out. Zahnd finished with 7,746 votes to 2,816 for Marshall. For more on story.