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Filing deadline passes for area, statewide elections

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Primary and election races are more clear after the March 27 deadline,  in time for the August 7 primary election and November 6 election.
Locally, the newly created District 43 Representative race is set. Current District 10 Rep. Jay Houghton has filed on the Repulblican side of the ticket and will be challenged by Democrat Ed Lockwood. Lockwood ran in the democratic primary back in 2010 before losing to Vandalia’s Linda Witte.
In the state senate race, current District 18 State Senator Brian Munzlinger will no longer be serving the area after district alignments.
What was first thought to be a new District 7 is now District 10 and it will include Monroe, Audrain, Callaway, Montgomery, and Lincoln Counties.
The Secretary of State’s website for the state senate races was not updated correctly as of press time.
With current District 9 U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetekemeyer filing for a District 3 race that doesn’t include Pike or Audrain Counties, the area is now split into two representations.
A new District 6 that includes Pike and Audrain Counties includes eight candidates. Democrats are Kyle Yarber, Ted Rights, W.A. (Bill) Hedge, and Ronald William Harris. Republicans include Bob Gough, Sam Graves, and Christopher Ryan while Libertaris Russ Lee Monchil has also filed.
Six candidates filed in teh new District U.S. Rep. District 4 race. The district includes Mexico and Martinsburg but not Laddonia.
Teresa Hensley (D), Vicky Hartzler (R), Bernie Mowinski (R), Herscel Young (L), Thomas Holbrook (L), and Greg Cowan (C) have filed.
In the statewide race for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s seat, those challenging her include Todd Akin (R), Jerry Beck (R), Sarah Steelman (R), John Bruner (R), Mark Memoly (R), Mark Patrick Lodes (R), Bob Poole (R), Hector Maldonado (R), and Jonathan Dine (L).
The race for governor features incumbent Jay Nixon (D), Clay Thunderhawk (D), William Campbell (D), John Weller (R), Dave Spence (R), Bill Randles (R), Fred Sauer (R), Jim Higgins (L), and Leonard Steinman (L).
Liutenant Governor candidates include incumbent Susan Montee (D), Dennis Weisenburger (D), Fred Kratky (D), Becky Lee Plattner (D), Judy Baker (D), Sara Lampe (D), Jackie McGee (D), Bill Haas (D), Charles Kullmann (R), Brad Lager (R), Peter Kinder (R), Mike Carter (R), Matthew Copple (L), and Cynthia Davis (C).
The Secretary of State race does not show incumbent Robin Carnhan to have filed. Candidates include Jason Kander (D), MD Rabbi Alam (D), Scott Rupp (R), Shane Schoeller (R), Bill Stouffer (R), Cisse Spragins (L), and Justin Harter (C).
The State Treasurer’s race includes incumbent Clint Zweifer (D), Cole McNary (R), and Sean O’Toole (L).
In the race for Attorney General, incumbent Chris Koster (D) is being challenged by Ed Martin Callaway, Montgomery, and Lincoln Counties.
The Secretary of State’s website for the state senate races was not updated correctly as of press time.
With current District 9 U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetekemeyer filing for a District 3 race that doesn’t include Pike or Audrain Counties, the area is now split into two representations.
A new District 6 that includes Pike and Audrain Counties includes eight candidates. Democrats are Kyle Yarber, Ted Rights, W.A. (Bill) Hedge, and Ronald William Harris. Republicans include Bob Gough, Sam Graves, and Christopher Ryan while Libertarian Russ Lee Monchil has also filed.
Six candidates filed in the new District U.S. Rep. District 4 race. The district includes Mexico and Martinsburg but not Laddonia.
Teresa Hensley (D), Vicky Hartzler (R), Bernie Mowinski (R), Herschel Young (L), Thomas Holbrook (L), and Greg Cowan (C) have filed.
In the statewide race for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s seat, those challenging her include Todd Akin (R), Jerry Beck (R), Sarah Steelman (R), John Bruner (R), Mark Memoly (R), Mark Patrick Lodes (R), Bob Poole (R), Hector Maldonado (R), and Jonathan Dine (L).
The race for governor features incumbent Jay Nixon (D), Clay Thunderhawk (D), William Campbell (D), John Weller (R), Dave Spence (R), Bill Randles (R), Fred Sauer (R), Jim Higgins (L), and Leonard Steinman (L).
Liutenant Governor candidates include incumbent Susan Montee (D), Dennis Weisenburger (D), Fred Kratky (D), Becky Lee Plattner (D), Judy Baker (D), Sara Lampe (D), Jackie McGee (D), Bill Haas (D), Charles Kullmann (R), Brad Lager (R), Peter Kinder (R), Mike Carter (R), Matthew Copple (L), and Cynthia Davis (C).
The Secretary of State race does not show incumbent Robin Carnhan to have filed. Candidates include Jason Kander (D), MD Rabbi Alam (D), Scott Rupp (R), Shane Schoeller (R), Bill Stouffer (R), Cisse Spragins (L), and Justin Harter (C).
The State Treasurer’s race includes incumbent Clint Zweifer (D), Cole McNary (R), and Sean O’Toole (L).
In the race for Attorney General, incumbent Chris Koster (D) is being challenged by Ed Martin (R), Adam Lee Warren (R), and Dave Browning (L).