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Proposed State Constitutional AmendmentPosted Friday, November 2, 2012, at 1:47 PM
Before I launch into the main subject, I ask that you please be in prayer for the hundreds of thousands of lives affected by this week's hurricane Sandy. You can donate online to the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts or to the Salvation Army National Relief. Even if you can only contribute a dollar or two anything you give is added to the thousands of other concerned Americans. Please consider donating to only those organizations that you approach as opposed to those that approach you given the number of scams and defrauders nowadays.
Election Day is Tuesday and although we don't know what will take place in those states affected by hurricane Sandy, we know our polls will be open and that there are several very important issues before Missourians.
If you want to read the full ballot language, visit the Secretary of State's (SOS) website which also contains a variety of election information. On the main elections page can be found all election ballot measures, including the exact language.
Below is information provided by the Secretary of State's office concerning a Missouri State Constitutional Amendment.
Official Ballot Title:
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to:
« appoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees; and
« appoint all lawyers to the commission by removing the requirement that the governor's appointees be nonlawyers?
There are no estimated costs or savings expected if this proposal is approved by voters.
A "YES" vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to appoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees.
This measure also allows the governor to appoint all lawyers to the commission by removing the requirement that the governor's appointees be non-lawyers.
A "NO" vote will not change the current constitutional provisions for the nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges.
If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes
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State Representative Donna Lichtenegger is currently serving the 146th District of the Missouri House of Representative. Born July 26, 1950, in St. Louis, MO. A 1969 graduate of Normandy High School. She received an A.S. in Dental Hygiene in 1973 from St. Louis Community College -- Forest Park. Rep. Lichtenegger has 37 years of experience as a dental hygienist. She resides in Jackson with her husband, John. They have two children, Brent and Leigh Ann. Current and past memberships: Missouri Dental Hygiene Association; American Dental Hygienist Association; Southeast Missouri Dental Hygienist Association. St. Paul Lutheran Church -- Ladies Guild; Jackson Noon Optimist Club; Cape Girardeau Boys and Girls Club, board member; Cape County Black and Gold Club; Lutherans For Life; University of Missouri Alumni Association; and the Regional Samaritan Clinic, board member; and former memberships with JC Wives and the Lutheran Family Children Services' Cape Girardeau board. Public Service: 20 years Republican Central Committee; the Republican State Committeewoman from 1998 to 2010 for the 25th Senatorial District; Chair of the 32nd Judicial District for six years; ten years Chair for the Eighth Congressional District.
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