The 13-year veteran of the collector's office will succeed his boss, Pat Lensmeyer.
The measure would have guaranteed the protection and recognition of "every human being at every stage of development."
UPDATE: Medical marijuana initiative narrowly defeated in Florida, recreational marijuana legalized in Oregon
Legalization advocates had high hopes of Florida permitting medical marijuana, but voters' support for the amendment flamed out short of the necessary 60 percent of votes to pass. However in Oregon, the state has become the third in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana usage.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., defeated Republican Jacob Turk and Libertarian Roy Welborn to gain re-election.
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker won re-relection over Democratic challenger May Burke. In another hotly-contested governor's race, Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott also held on to his office.
The Republican defeated Democrat Courtney Denton and Libertarian Steven Hedrick for the 3rd Congressional District, which stretches from the outer St. Louis suburbs to Jefferson City.
Republicans have not controlled the Senate for eight years. Though gaining control is a political victory for them, the impact on governing is unclear.
Here are the results for Missouri's four proposed amendments and the state auditor's race.
Republican U.S. Rep Jason Smith will serve his first full term. Previously, he succeeded Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, who resigned.
More than 18.6 million Americans in 32 states voted early — either by mail or at early polling places. And millions more had their say in another way — by sitting this election out.
Rep. Graves, R-Mo., won his 8th term in the U.S. House.
Missourians vote down teacher evaluation proposal, pass child sex abuse evidence law, reject early voting, approve limiting governor's budget powers
The amendment would have linked teacher evaluations to student performance and limited tenure protections.
Proposition 1 asks voters to support a larger police force and more firefighters through an increase in property taxes. But some experts say it's hard to know if more officers would improve community policing.
While the elections will determine winners in all 435 House districts and in 36 governors' seats, the national focus is largely on the Senate, where Republicans need to net six seats to control the majority in the Congress that convenes in January.
The Republican candidate for associate court judge is a lawyer, musician and family man. With extensive experience in family law mediation, Whitworth says he wants to be on the bench to help people through a fair process.
The Democrat with 25 years of law experience is vying for the seat being vacated by Larry Bryson.
Revenue generated from the proposed property tax increase would enable the department to better staff Station 2 and a new Station 10.
Missouri is the only state in the country that has no limits on how much people can contribute to political campaigns or how much lobbyists can give public officials.
Incumbent auditor Tom Schweich is seeking another four-year term, but Libertarian candidate Sean O'Toole and Constitution Party candidate Rodney Farthing want his office.
Democrat Brian McCollum has worked in the collector's office for more than 13 years and hopes to succeed his boss, Pat Lensmeyer, who is retiring.