In the nail-biter of the night at the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage, Steve McIntosh scraped out a 46-vote win out of almost 14,500 votes cast in the race for the GOP nod for Jasper County Collector.

In the nail-biter of the night at the Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage, Steve McIntosh scraped out a 46-vote win out of almost 14,500 votes cast in the race for the GOP nod for Jasper County Collector.

McIntosh got 7,280 votes to 7,234 for Jimmy Morris in Tuesday's Republican Primary.

It was by far the closest of four contested races for Jasper County offices on the primary ballot.

McIntosh and the other winners will go on to represent the Republican Party in the November general election.

“I'm honored and gratified that the citizens of Jasper County made me the Republican nominee for County Collector,” McIntosh said at the Jasper County Courthouse after the final results were read.

On the other end of the election margin spectrum, Sarah Hoover got almost three-quarters of all votes in her race for Jasper County Auditor, defeating Ethan Giertz 10,670 to 3,842 for the Republican nomination.

It was by far the largest margin of victory in the four contested races.

“I'm excited to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of Jasper County and I can't wait to embark on this new journey,” Hoover said at the Courthouse Tuesday evening.

The other races were closer.

Incumbent John Bartosh beat challenger Mike Landis 8,118 to 7,083 for the GOP nomination for Presiding Commissioner.

Current State Rep. Charlie Davis beat current Deputy County Clerk Mary Lou Newman Teel 7,923 to 7,385 in the race for the GOP nod for County Clerk.

No other party has placed challengers on the ballots for November, so at this point, these candidates are likely to be elected in the general election.

Turnout was moderate, with 26.79 percent of registered voters casting ballots in Jasper County.

In other races of local interest, Bill White trounced Rob O'Brian in the race for the Republican nomination for 32nd District Missouri State Senate.

According to the Missouri Secretary of State's Office, White tallied 17,473 votes to 9,763 for O'Brian.

White will run against Democrat Carolyn McGowen and Green Party Candidate Connon Gillis in November.

In another contested race, Ann Kelley will move on to the general election in the race to succeed her husband, Mike Kelley, in the 127th District Missouri State House, representing a few homes in Carthage and much of rural Jasper County, as well as Barton County and parts of Cedar and Dade counties. She defeated George Randall Heim 4,995 to 2,730, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

Ann Kelley will face Teri Hanna, Jasper, in the November general election.

In the race for the 163rd District House seat, incumbent Republican Cody Smith will face Democratic challenger Chad Fletcher in the November election. Neither candidate faced any opposition in the primary.