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Biographical Profile for Wes Upchurch
Previous Candidate for Secretary Of State, Missouri
Party: Missouri Libertarian Party
Phone: 573-424-6139
Address: 5451 S Bethel Road 7-301
Columbia, MO 65203
Wes Upchurch's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Wes Upchurch believe it is important to have free and open elections and will work to ensure that elections remain easily accessible to all of Missouri's citizens. He believes that the best way to insure that elections are fair, strict, and traceable is to ensure that there is always a voter verifiable paper trail and a voter identification requirement. Wes Upchurch will fight for fair elections, free of fraud.

He will work for a reduction in the number of signatures required for ballot initiatives and fair ballot access requirements for all candidates and parties. He believes that Missouri should adopt proportional representation laws and include a "None of the Above" option on all election ballots. In addition, Wes Upchurch wants to maintain a voter verifiable audit trail, improve records archiving and retention laws, make business filing requirements easier for business owners, and prevent gerry mandering by using an objective scientific meteric when considering alternatives for district boundaries.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Wes Upchurch has been a resident of Columbia, Missouri since 2007. He is single, with no children. His parents, Ron and Dodie Upchurch, live in Memphis, Tennessee and his younger brother is enlisted in the United States Army.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Wes Upchurch is a Certified Internet Web Professional and has studied Information Technology at several schools, including ITT Technical Institute and Columbia College.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Wes Upchurch is an internet design and business development professional with SEMCO Incorporated, a subsidiary of Flkt Woods, in Columbia. SEMCO Incorporated engineers and manufactures technologies for the improvement of indoor air quality. He also volunteers time to the W3C's Working Group on HTML as an "Invited Expert," where he works with organizations to maintain open standards for the Internet and assists in the development of the next generation of HTML, the language of the Internet.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
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Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Wes Upchurch is the Vice President of the Missouri 18 to Drink movement, a group dedicated to ending age discrimination in Missouri as it relates to responsible alchohol consumption.

Wes Upchurch is also a Committeeman for the City of Columbia's Internet Citizen Advisory Group, a position appointed by the Mayor and City Council.

In addition to his nomination by the Missouri Libertarian Party, he has also recieved the endorsements of the American Centrist Party and the Boston Tea Party.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
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Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Wes Upchurch has recieved several awards in the fields of e-commerce business development and internet marketing. During his youth he recieved the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America, the rank of Eagle Scout.
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