Democrat Betsy Fogle flips Springfield Missouri House seat

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The 135th House District has a new representative.

Democrat Betsy Fogle defeated Republican Rep. Steve Helms in the east Springfield district by 76 votes, or 0.43% of the vote, officials confirmed after a hand recount of ballots Thursday.

The result makes Fogle, a public health worker, the only candidate to flip a seat in the General Assembly from one party to another this year. 

It will also give Democrats two seats in Greene County’s 10-member statehouse delegation for the first time since 2013.

(House Minority Leader Crystal Quade, who represents north Springfield, holds the other seat.)

In an interview Thursday evening, Fogle thanked voters for their support and expressed appreciation for the efforts of her staff and volunteers throughout her campaign.

“I’m ecstatic,” she said. “I’m going to enjoy this evening and look forward to getting to work in Jefferson City in January.”

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