40.97 percent of registered voters in Bond County turned out for election night Tuesday.
In the only contested local election of the night, Bond County voters cast ballots to retain Democrat incumbent Gerald “Spanky” McCray as the County Board representative for District 2. McCray defeated Republican challenger Vance Daniken with a final tally of 586 votes to 513.
Bond County voted overwhelmingly to make the Bond County Supervisor of Assessments an elected position. 4,033 “yes” votes were cast vs. 802 “no” votes.
In Bond County, voters cast 2,838 votes to retain Judge Lloyd Karmeier, over 1,690 “no” votes.
As for statewide races, gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner won Bond County with 3,080 votes, over the 1,442 votes cast for incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn.
In the 13th Congressional District, incumbent Republican Rodney Davis received 873 votes, over 545 votes for Democrat challenger Ann Callis.
In the 15th Congressional District, Bond County voters cast 2,382 votes for Republican incumbent John Shimkus and 1,086 votes for Democrat challenger Eric Thorsland.
For Representative in the 107th District, Bond County voted to keep Republican incumbent John Cavaletto in office. Cavaletto received 3,212 votes in Bond County, over 1,621 votes cast for Democratic challenger Josh Berger.
Not all elections come down to the wire; some are decided in the first few minutes. In Bond County, those running unopposed included Randy Reitz, Democrat incumbent for County Clerk; Katie Weiss, Democrat incumbent for County Treasurer; and Jeff Brown, Republican incumbent for County Sherriff.
Two of the three races for the Bond County Board were uncontested, including Wes Pourchot, Democrat incumbent in District 4, and Howard Elmore, Democrat incumbent in District 5.
Also uncontested was the State Senate race in District 54 with Kyle McCarter the Republican incumbent.
Julie Wollerman, Democrat incumbent was uncontested for Regional Superintendent of Schools in Bond, Christian, Effingham, Fayette, and Montgomery Counties.
*All results are unofficial
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