Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 4, 2008 Missouri General Election

Missouri

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US President & Vice President (Missouri)
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John McCain - R
Websitewww.mccain.senate.gov/public
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Sarah Palin - R
Websitewww.palinforgovernor.com/
Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
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Bob Barr - L
Websitewww.bobbarr2008.com
Wayne Allen Root - L
Websitewww.rootforamerica.com/home/index.php
Chuck Baldwin - REF
Darrell Castle - CON
Ralph Nader - I
Websitewww.votenader.org
Matt Gonzalez - I
Websitewww.votenader.org/about/matt-gonzalez/
US House of Representatives
U.S. Representative District 1
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William Lacy Clay - D
Websitewww.lacyclay.org
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Robb E. Cunningham - L
Websitewww.robbcunningham.us
U.S. Representative District 2
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Todd Akin - R
William C. "Bill" Haas - D
Websitewww.votebillhaas.com
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Thomas L. Knapp - L
U.S. Representative District 3
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Kevin C. Babcock - L
Russ Carnahan - D
Websitewww.russcarnahan.org
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Cynthia "Cindy" Redburn - CON
Websiteredburnforcongress.com
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Christopher Sander - R
Websitewww.chrissander.com/
U.S. Representative District 4
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Jeff Parnell - R
Websitewww.jeffparnell.com/
Ike Skelton - D
Websitewww.skeltonforcongress.com
U.S. Representative District 5
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Emanuel Cleaver, II - D
Websitecleaver.house.gov
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Jacob Turk - R
Websitewww.turkforcongress.org/index.php
U.S. Representative District 6
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Kay Barnes - D
Websitewww.kay4congress.com
David R. Browning - L
Websitewww.libertarian-patriot.com
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Sam B. Graves - R
Websitegraves.house.gov
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U.S. Representative District 7
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Roy Blunt - R
Websitewww.royblunt.com
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Kevin Craig - L
Websitewww.KevinCraig.US
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Maddox Maddox - I
Richard Monroe - D
Websitewww.monroeforcongress.com
U.S. Representative District 8
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Joe Allen - D
Websiteallen4congress.com
Jo Ann Emerson - R
Websitejoannemerson.com
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Branden C. Mccullough - L
Websitewww.votebrandenforchange.com
Richard L. Smith - I
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Governor
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Kenny C. Hulshof - R
Andrew W. Finkenstadt - L
Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon - D
Gregory E. Thompson - I
Lt Governor
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Peter Kinder - R
Teddy Fleck - L
James C. Rensing - I
Missouri Statewide Offices
Secretary Of State
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Mitchell Mitch Hubbard - R
Robin Carnahan - D
Websitewww.robincarnahan.com
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Wes Upchurch - L
Websitewww.wesupchurch.com
Denise C. Neely - I
Attorney General
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Mike Gibbons - R
Chris Koster - D
Websiteago.mo.gov/koster_bio.htm
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State Treasurer
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Brad Lager - R
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/Lager?
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Clint Zweifel - D
Websitewww.clintformissouri.com
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Rodney Farthing - I
Missouri Senate
State Senator District 1
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Jim Lembke - R
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/09info/members/mem01.HTM
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Joan Barry - D
State Senator District 3
State Senator District 5
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Robin Wright-Jones - D
Websitewww.house.missouri.gov/bills041/member/mem063.htm
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R. Christophel - L
State Senator District 7
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Jane D. Cunningham - R
Kevin Leeseberg - D
State Senator District 9
State Senator District 11
State Senator District 13
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Timothy P. Green - D
Eric S. Harris - L
State Senator District 15
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Eric Schmitt - R
Websitewww.schmittformissouri.com
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James Trout - D
State Senator District 17
State Senator District 19
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Kurt Schaefer - R
Websitewww.schaeferformissouri.com
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Chuck Graham - D
Christopher W. Dwyer - L
Websitewww.dwyerforcongress.com
State Senator District 21
State Senator District 23
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Tom Dempsey - R
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/15info/members/mem23Dempsey.htm
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Larry Willis - D
State Senator District 25
State Senator District 27
State Senator District 29
State Senator District 31
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David Pearce - R
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem21.htm
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Christopher Benjamin - D
State Senator District 33
Missouri House
State Representative District 1
Brian Munzlinger - R
Websitewww.brianmunzlinger.com
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State Representative District 2
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Thomas Van Vleck - R
Rebecca McClanahan - D
Websitewww.rebeccamcclanahan.com
State Representative District 3
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Casey Guernsey - R
Websitewww.house.mo.gov/district=002
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Mike Hepler - D
State Representative District 4
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Mike Thomson - R
Websitewww.mikethomson.org
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Richard R. Oswald - D
Websitewww.RichardROswald.com
State Representative District 5
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Jim Guest - R
Mike Waltemath - D
Websitemikewaltemath.com
State Representative District 6
State Representative District 7
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Mike Lair - R
Harry Wyse - D
Websitewww.wyse4staterep.com
State Representative District 8
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Mike Austin - R
Tom Shively - D
Websitewww.tomshively.com
State Representative District 9
State Representative District 10
State Representative District 11
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Daniel Colbert - R
Ed Schieffer - D
Websitewww.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=041?
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David Leefe - CON
State Representative District 12
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Doug Funderburk - R
Websitewww.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=103?
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Richard Lesh - D
State Representative District 13
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Chuck Gatschenberger - R
Websitewww.chuck4mo.com
David E. Hurst - D
State Representative District 14
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Joe Smith - R
Douglas R. Broste - D
Websitewww.drbroste.org/
State Representative District 15
State Representative District 16
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Mark A. Parkinson - R
Websitemarkparkinson.com
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Kristy Manning - D
State Representative District 17
State Representative District 18
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Anne Zerr - R
Websitewww.annezerr.com
Timothy Swope - D
John R. Alsup - L
State Representative District 19
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Cynthia L. Davis - CON
Websitewww.votecynthia.com
Debbie Cook - D
David J. Malan - I
State Representative District 20
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Jeanie Riddle - R
Websitewww.jeanieformissouri.com
David Moen - D
State Representative District 21
State Representative District 22
State Representative District 23
Stephen Webber - D
Websitewww.votewebber.com
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State Representative District 24
State Representative District 25
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Ryan Asbridge - R
Mary Wynne Still - D
State Representative District 26
State Representative District 27
State Representative District 28
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Rob Schaaf - R
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem34.htm
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Mark Sheehan - D
State Representative District 29
State Representative District 30
State Representative District 31
State Representative District 32
Jason Grill - D
Websitewww.grill2006.com/index.php?type=index
State Representative District 33
State Representative District 34
State Representative District 35
State Representative District 36
State Representative District 37
Mike Talboy - D
Websitewww.miketalboy.com/
State Representative District 38
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Ryan Silvey - R
Websitewww.votesilvey.com
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Josh Reed - D
State Representative District 39
State Representative District 40
State Representative District 41
Shalonn J. "Kiki" Curls - D
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem09.htm
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State Representative District 42
Leonard Jonas Hughes, IV - D
State Representative District 43
State Representative District 44
Jason Kander - D
Websitewww.jasonkander.com
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State Representative District 45
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Jonathon P. Main - R
Jason R. Holsman - D
Websitejasonholsman.com
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State Representative District 46
State Representative District 47
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Jeff Grisamore - R
Websitewww.jeffgrisamore.com
Jason A. Norbury - D
Websitewww.votenorbury.com/
State Representative District 48
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Will Kraus - R
Websitewww.willkraus.com
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Joe Volpe - D
State Representative District 49
State Representative District 50
State Representative District 51
State Representative District 52
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Gary E. Hisch - R
Paul LeVota - D
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem11.htm
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State Representative District 53
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Brent T. Lasater - R
Curt Dougherty - D
State Representative District 54
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Gary Dusenberg - R
Mark Matzeder - D
Websitewww.markmatzeder.com
Bill I. Foster - L
State Representative District 55
State Representative District 56
State Representative District 57
State Representative District 58
State Representative District 59
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Jeanette Mott Oxford - D
Michael J. Peters, Jr. - L
State Representative District 60
Jamilah Nasheed - D
Websitejamilahnasheed.com
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State Representative District 61
State Representative District 62
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Dennis F. Wood - R
Peter D. Tsahiridis - D
State Representative District 63
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Tishaura O. Jones - D
Nels Williams - I
State Representative District 64
State Representative District 65
State Representative District 66
State Representative District 67
State Representative District 68
David Sater - R
Websitedavidsater.org
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State Representative District 70
State Representative District 71
State Representative District 72
Maria N. Chappelle-Nadal - D
Websitemariaformissouri.com
State Representative District 73
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Daniel F. Osullivan, Jr. - R
Steve Brown - D
State Representative District 74
Steve Webb - D
Websitewww.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=067
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State Representative District 75
State Representative District 76
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Michael J. Spreng - D
Donald L. Simmons, II - CON
Websitewww.constitutionpartymo.org
State Representative District 77
Michael George Corcoran - D
State Representative District 78
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T. R. Carr - R
Margo McNeil - D
Websitewww.margomcneil.com
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State Representative District 79
Albert Joseph "Al" Liese - D
State Representative District 80
State Representative District 81
State Representative District 82
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Frank Plescia - R
Jill Schupp - D
Websitewww.jillschupp.com
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State Representative District 83
Jake Zimmerman - D
Websitewww.jake2006.com/
State Representative District 84
State Representative District 85
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Cloria Brown - R
Websitecloriabrown.com
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Vicki Lorenz Englund - D
Websitewww.vickienglund.com
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State Representative District 86
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Cole McNary - R
Websitecolemcnary.com
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Martha "Marty" Ott - D
Websitewww.marthaott.com/
State Representative District 87
State Representative District 88
Andrew Koenig - R
Websiteelectandrewkoenig.com
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State Representative District 89
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Timothy W. Jones - R
Websitewww.timwjones.com
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George D. "Boots" Weber - D
Websitegeorgedweber.com
State Representative District 90
Sam Komo - D
Websitewww.komo4missouri.com
State Representative District 91
State Representative District 92
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Sue Allen - R
Websiteelectsueallen.com
Herman Ronnie Herman - D
Donald R. Griffin - CON
State Representative District 93
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Dwight Scharnhorst - R
Websitewww.elect-dwight.com/about.html?
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Phil Bognar - D
State Representative District 94
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Rick Stream - R
Websitewww.rickstream.org
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Deb Lavender - D
Websitewww.lavenderforstaterep.com
State Representative District 95
State Representative District 96
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Ronald E. Levy - R
Patricia M. "Pat" Yaeger - D
State Representative District 97
State Representative District 98
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Brian D. Nieves - R
Websitewww.nievesteam.com/
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Jim Mense - D
State Representative District 99
State Representative District 100
State Representative District 101
Timothy G. "Tim" Meadows - D
State Representative District 102
Jeff Roorda - D
Websitewww.roorda2012.com
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State Representative District 103
State Representative District 104
Joseph Fallert, Jr. - D
Websitewww.fallert4senate.com
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State Representative District 105
Michael R. Frame - D
Websitewww.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=111?
State Representative District 106
State Representative District 107
State Representative District 108
State Representative District 109
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Scott D. Dieckhaus - R
Kent Cunningham - D
State Representative District 110
State Representative District 111
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Charles W. Schlottach - R
Tod C. Deveydt - D
State Representative District 112
State Representative District 113
State Representative District 114
State Representative District 115
State Representative District 116
State Representative District 117
State Representative District 118
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Stanley Cox - R
Websitewww.stancox.net
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Stan Bowlin - D
State Representative District 119
State Representative District 120
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Scott N. Largent - R
Kristi L. Kenney - D
Websitewww.kristikenneyforstaterep.com/
State Representative District 121
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Denny L. Hoskins - R
Websitewww.dennyhoskins.com
Jim Jackson - D
State Representative District 122
State Representative District 123
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Chris Molendorp - R
Websitewww.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=056?
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Juan I. Alonzo - D
State Representative District 124
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Jim Danner - R
Luke Scavuzzo - D
Websitewww.lukescavuzzo.com/
State Representative District 125
State Representative District 126
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Edgar G.H. Emery - R
Linda Marie Crane - D
State Representative District 127
State Representative District 128
State Representative District 129
Ron F. Richard - R
Websiteronrichard.com
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State Representative District 130
State Representative District 131
State Representative District 132
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Don Ruzicka - R
Websitewww.donruzicka.com/
Charles Dake - D
State Representative District 133
Mike Parson - R
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/11info/Members/d28/bio.htm?
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State Representative District 134
State Representative District 135
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Charles W. "Charlie" Denison - R
Nancy Hagan - D
State Representative District 136
State Representative District 137
State Representative District 138
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Michael S. Goodart, Jr. - R
Sara Lampe - D
State Representative District 139
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Shane Schoeller - R
Websitewww.shaneschoeller.org
Janet Adams - D
State Representative District 140
Bob Dixon - R
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/15info/members/mem30.htm
State Representative District 141
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Jay Wasson - R
Websitewww.jaywasson.com
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Ron Shawgo - D
State Representative District 142
State Representative District 143
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Maynard Wallace - R
Cathy Hilliard - D
Websitewww.campaignwindow.com/cathyhilliardformostaterep/
State Representative District 144
State Representative District 145
Mike Cunningham - R
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem33.htm
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State Representative District 146
State Representative District 147
State Representative District 148
State Representative District 149
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Dan W. Brown - R
Websitewww.senate.mo.gov/Brown?
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Wayne Bledsoe - D
Websitewaynebledsoe.net/
Dennis E. Hustead - I
State Representative District 150
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Jason T. Smith - R
Websitejasonsmith.house.gov
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James D. Ellis - D
Websitewww.electellis.com
State Representative District 151
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Ward Franz - R
Robert Lee Mills - I
Kathleen Hensley - I
State Representative District 152
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Eric "Rick" Mansfield - R
J. C. Kuessner - D
Thad Wheeler - I
State Representative District 153
State Representative District 154
State Representative District 155
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Robert Wayne Cooper, MD - R
Nancy J. Pope - D
State Representative District 156
State Representative District 157
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Scott A. Lipke - R
Jennifer Friedrich - I
State Representative District 158
State Representative District 159
State Representative District 160
Ellen Brandom - R
Websitewww.ellenbrandom.com/
State Representative District 161
Steve Hodges - D
Websitewww.steveformissouri.com
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State Representative District 162
Terry M. Swinger - D
Websitewww.terryswinger.com
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State Representative District 163
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Constitutional Amendment 1
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to add a statement that English shall be the language of all governmental meetings at which any public business is discussed, decided, or public policy is formulated whether conducted in person or by communication equipment including conference calls, video conferences, or Internet chat or message board?It is estimated this proposal will have no costs or savings to state or local governmental entities.A "yes" vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to add a statement that English shall be the language of all governmental meetings at which any public business is discussed, decided, or public policy is formulated. This includes meetings conducted in person or by other means of communication including conference calls, video conference, Internet chat, or Internet message board.A "no" vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution to add a statement that English shall be the language of all governmental meetings at which any public business is discussed, decided, or public policy is formulated.This proposition will have no impact on taxes.
Constitutional Amendment 4
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change provisions relating to the financing of stormwater control projects by:limiting availability of grants and loans to public water and sewer districts only;removing the cap on available funding and existing restrictions on disbursements;requiring loan repayments to be used only for stormwater control projects?It is estimated the cost to state governmental entities is $0 to $236,000 annually. It is estimated state governmental entities will save approximately $7,500 for each bond issuance. It is estimated local governmental entities participating in this program may experience savings, however the amount is unknown.Fair ballot language excerpt:A "yes" vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to change the provisions relating to the financing of stormwater control projects. Currently, the Missouri Constitution allows the legislature to issue bonds or other types of debt so that grants and loans may be provided to municipalities and water and sewer districts in certain counties and cities for stormwater control.This amendment will limit funding to only public water and sewer districts. It removes the current limitation on the amount of funds that can be made available for these projects and removes the restrictions on the method of disbursing these funds. It further provides that loan repayment funds shall be deposited into a specific fund to be used for stormwater control projects.A "no" vote will not change the provisions relating to the financing of stormwater control projects.If passed, this measure will not have an impact on taxes.
Proposition A
Shall Missouri law be amended to:repeal the current individual maximum loss limit for gambling;prohibit any future loss limits;require identification to enter the gambling area only if necessary to establish that an individual is at least 21 years old;restrict the number of casinos to those already built or being built;increase the casino gambling tax from 20% to 21%;create a new specific education fund from gambling tax proceeds generated as a result of this measure called the "Schools First Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Fund"; andrequire annual audits of this new fund?State governmental entities will receive an estimated $105.1 to $130.0 million annually for elementary and secondary education, and $5.0 to $7.0 million annually for higher education, early childhood development, veterans, and other programs. Local governmental entities receiving gambling boat tax and fee revenues will receive an estimated $18.1 to $19.0 million annually.Proposed fair ballot language for Proposition A:A "yes" vote will amend Missouri law to:repeal the current individual maximum loss limit for gambling;prohibit any future loss limits;require identification to enter the gambling area only if necessary to establish that an individual is at least 21 years old;restrict the number of casinos to those already built or being built;increase the casino gambling tax from 20% to 21%;create a new specific education fund from gambling tax proceeds generated as a result of this measure called the ""Schools First Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Fund"; andrequire annual audits of this new fund.A "no" vote will maintain the current individual maximum loss limit of five hundred dollars for each gambling excursion. The casino gambling tax will not be increased nor will the "Schools First Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Fund" be created. Also, the number of new casinos that may be built in Missouri will not be restricted.If passed, this measure will increase the casino gambling tax.
Proposition B
Official Ballot Title as Certified by Secretary of State:Shall Missouri law be amended to enable the elderly and Missourians with disabilities to continue living independently in their homes by creating the Missouri Quality Homecare Council to ensure the availability of quality home care services under the Medicaid program by recruiting, training, and stabilizing the home care workforce?The exact cost of this proposal to state governmental entities is unknown, but is estimated to exceed $510,560 annually. Additional costs for training are possible. Matching federal funds, if available, could reduce state costs. It is estimated there would be no costs or savings to local governmental entities.Proposed fair ballot language for Proposition B:A "yes" vote will amend Missouri law to enable the elderly and Missourians with disabilities to continue living independently in their homes by creating the Missouri Quality Homecare Council. If formed, this Council will ensure the availability of quality home care services under the Medicaid program by recruiting, training, and stabilizing the home care workforce.A "no" vote means the Missouri Quality Homecare Council will not be created.
Proposition C
Shall Missouri law be amended to require investor-owned electric utilities to generate or purchase electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, biomass and hydropower with the renewable energy sources equaling at least 2% of retail sales by 2011 increasing incrementally to at least 15% by 2021, including at least 2% from solar energy; and restricting to no more than 1% any rate increase to consumers for this renewable energy.The estimated direct cost to state governmental entities is $395,183. It is estimated there are no direct costs or savings to local governmental entities. However, indirect costs may be incurred by state and local governmental entities if the proposal results in increased electricity retail rates.A "yes" vote will amend Missouri law to require investor-owned electric utilities to generate or purchase electricity from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, biomass (including ethanol) and hydropower. The required renewable energy sources must equal the following percentages of retail sales:* 2% by 2011* 5% by 2014* 10% by 2018* 15% by 2021.Of the total renewable energy sources required to be sold, at least 2% shall be solar sources. Also, any rate increase to consumers resulting from this measure must be no more than 1%.A "no" vote will not require Missouri's investor-owned electric utilities to generate or purchase electricity from renewable energy sources.This measure will not have an impact on taxes.
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