by Alan McArthur and Ivan Foley
The incumbent county assessor and incumbent county treasurer both won reelection on Tuesday to retain their positions.
Republican Lisa Pope received 26,670 votes or 60.43 percent of the votes cast in the election to 39 percent for her opponent, Marcena Fulton. Pope ran on her experience and the recent upgrades to the office with placing assessment information online.
“I just have a lot of support,” Pope told The Landmark at a Republican watch party at the Embassy Suites Tuesday night. “And I have a wonderful staff, we are open to the public. Without a good staff you don’t have anything,” she said.
Pope was challenged by Marcena Fulton, chief deputy county clerk, for the position of county assessor. Fulton campaigned to bring more openness and communication to the office of assessor.
“I'd like to thank all those who supported me and voted for me,” said Fulton. “I wouldn't have run if I didn't feel in my heart I could win. I am a winner because I met so many wonderful people in Platte County. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. I will be back.”
There were a total of 44,132 votes cast in the election and 42 of those were for write-in candidates.
Democrat Bonnie Brown won reelection to the county treasurer position over Republican challenger Michael McCormick, a political newcomer.
Brown received a total of 23,210 votes for a total of 52.90 percent of the votes to 20,635 or 47.03 percent for McCormick.
Brown campaigned on her more than 20 years experience in the banking industry and recent improvements at the county allowing residents to use credit cards at some county offices.
“I am excited for my next term, I look forward to it,” said Brown. “Thank you to everyone who came out to vote in Platte County. I appreciated the support of everyone.”
McCormick is a small business owner who ran on his experience with successful businesses during his career.
McCormick received a total of 20,635 votes or 47.03 percent of the votes cast. McCormick had a total of 2,575 fewer votes than Brown.
“I was a political newcomer running against a two-term incumbent. I mean, come on,” McCormick said.
There were a total of 43,877 votes cast in the election and 32 of those were for write-in candidates.