Republicans hold onto two seats up for grabs in special elections to fill vacancies in the Missouri House.
In the 16th District in St. Charles County, Republican Mark Parkinson took just over half the votes cast in his race against Democrat Tom Fann to assume the seat previously held by Carl Bearden.
District 158 in Cape Girardeau was won by Republican Mary Kasten, who replaces Nathan Cooper by taking slightly more than half the votes cast. Democrat Mike Keefe came in second, with Libertarian Steve Kinder finishing third with more than 6 percent of the vote.
One other House vacancy was officially filled in the 65th District in St. Louis as Democrat Michelle Kratky ran unopposed for a seat that had been held by her husband, Fred Kratky.