Incumbent Rep. Sara Walsh, R-Ashland, defeated challenger Kari Chesney, D-Columbia, on Tuesday to retain the Missouri House of Representatives District 50 seat.
With all 29 precincts reporting as of around 11:20 p.m. on election night, Walsh took 62.39 percent of the vote (15,386 votes) over Chesney's 37.62 percent (9,277 votes), according to unofficial results from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office.
Walsh was first elected to the seat in a special election in August 2017.
Walsh has said investing in education, protecting small business, supporting public safety, demanding accountability, and fighting for life and liberty continue to be her main priorities.
Walsh hopes to advance legislation in her next term including finding a fix to the unintended consequences of "Nathan's Law" regarding in-home licensed child care facilities and reintroducing legislation to allow the city of Ashland to put a lodging tax on the ballot.