With deadline looming, few candidates emerge for Cape council seats (11/21/17)Voters will have only one race for Cape Girardeau City Council next spring unless more candidates file by Tuesday’s deadline. That contest is in Ward 2, where Councilwoman Shelly Moore faces a challenge from Scott Johnson. The filing period ends at 5 p.m. Tuesday...
Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)Cape Girardeau lawyer Brandon Cooper has announced he will seek election next year to the position of Division III associate circuit judge of Cape Girardeau County. Cooper, who lives in Cape Girardeau, is a member of the Moss & Cooper Law Firm. Cooper is the second lawyer to jump into the race to replace Judge Gary Kamp, who has said he will not seek re-election...
Despite new law, PACS helped decide Missouri Senate race (11/13/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A new law that caps contributions to state political candidates likely will shift the power in Missouri politics to third parties and reduce information about where the donations come from, according to political consultants who point to a race for a state Senate decided last week as an example of the problem...
Scott Johnson files for Ward 2 council seat, seeks to defeat incumbent (11/10/17)South-side neighborhood pastor Scott Johnson has filed as a candidate for Cape Girardeau City Council. He is seeking to unseat Ward 2 Councilwoman Shelly Moore, who recently filed for re-election to a second four-year term. The council election is in April...
Dan Presson files for Ward 1 council seat; Moore files for re-election in Ward 2 (11/7/17)Dan Presson, who leads a Red Star neighborhood development organization, has filed as a candidate for the Cape Girardeau City Council Ward 1 seat, while Ward 2 Councilwoman Shelly Moore has filed for re-election for a second term. Ward 1 Councilman Joe Uzoaru announced last month he will not seek re-election to a second four-year term...
Local prosecutor to run for judge (10/31/17)Local prosecutor Frank E. Miller has announced he will seek election next year to the position of Division III associate circuit judge of Cape Girardeau County. Miller's announcement follows the decision of Judge Gary Kamp not to seek re-election. Miller has served the past seven years as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Cape Girardeau County...
Missouri candidate Hawley supports tax cut, blasts McCaskill (10/26/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley of Missouri on Wednesday said he supports the broad outlines of a Republican plan to overhaul the federal tax code but harshly criticized Democratic rival Sen. Claire McCaskill as an obstructionist to tax cuts...
State Rep. Curtman to seek GOP nomination for auditor (10/26/17)ST. LOUIS — Republican state Rep. Paul Curtman will run for Missouri auditor in 2018. Curtman announced his intention Tuesday in suburban St. Louis. He had earlier considered a run for U.S. Senate before ruling it out after Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley officially announced his candidacy for Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s seat. ...
Mike Pence's brother plans to run for Congress (10/19/17)INDIANAPOLIS -- Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence's older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years. He formed the Greg Pence for Congress Committee on Monday, according to a filing with the Internal Revenue Service that was obtained by The Associated Press...
Bannon on GOP insurgency: 'Nobody can run and hide' (10/15/17)JACKSON, Miss. -- Steve Bannon has a stark message to Republican incumbents he considers part of the establishment: "Nobody can run and hide." President Donald Trump's former chief strategist is promoting a field of potential primary challengers to take on disfavored Republicans in Congress and step up for open seats. Among the outsiders: a convicted felon, a perennial candidate linked to an environmental conspiracy theory and a Southern lawmaker known for provocative ethnic and racial comments...
Established Wyoming GOP senator may have insurgent challenger (10/9/17)WASHINGTON -- Blackwater Worldwide founder Erik Prince is considering a Republican primary challenge to Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, a senior member of the Senate GOP leadership team, in a race that could pit the party's establishment against insurgents fueled by allies of President Donald Trump...
Senate candidate says Facebook pushed back on AR-15 raffle (10/1/17)SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Missouri Republican running for the seat held be Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is challenging Facebook’s response to his campaign’s raffle of an AR-15 rifle. Former Libertarian presidential candidate Austin Petersen posted a letter Thursday to the Facebook page promoting his campaign, complaining about the removal of a video and status update about the raffle. ...
For GOP women in politics, a needle that's not moving (10/1/17)The president of Emily's List rose to the podium at a recent New York fundraiser to make an announcement: More than 18,000 women had contacted the group since Election Day, looking to explore running for office -- "an explosion," she called it. Of course, they're all Democrats. ...
Boone County clerk: Missouri attorney general lawful in voting location (9/24/17)COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A county clerk in central Missouri has determined Attorney General Josh Hawley lawfully voted when he cast a ballot in a recent election in Ashland. State law says the attorney general must reside at the "seat of government," which the Missouri Constitution names as Jefferson City. Democrats have accused Hawley of violating the law by not having a permanent residence in the capital city...
Missouri House speaker says he's not running for auditor (9/10/17)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson said he's not running for state auditor. Richardson said in a statement dated Wednesday he'll instead focus on work leading the House. Richardson had said he was considering a 2018 bid for the office held by Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway...
Retired officer announces candidacy for 146th House seat (8/30/17)Retired Cape Girardeau police officer Barry D. Hovis announced his candidacy Tuesday for the 146th Missouri House District seat. State Rep. Donna Lichtenegger, R-Jackson, has reached her term limit and cannot run for re-election in 2018. Hovis, who lives near Gordonville, is the second Republican candidate to enter the race. In March, Tony Laforest, 51, of Jackson announced he was running for the seat...
April 2017 election • local contested races
Jackson School District Prop J
Fruitland Fire District tax
Chaffee school bond issue
Scott County Central school bond issue
Oran school bond issue
Perry County school tax issue
Jackson alcohol issue
Cape Girardeau School Board
Altenburg School Board
Chaffee School Board
Scott County Central School Board
Kelly School Board*
* Mississippi Co. votes were not immediately available
Advance School Board
Oak Ridge School Board
Delta School Board
Meadow Heights School Board
Leopold School Board
Woodland School Board
City of Perryville Ward 1 alderman
City of Chaffee Ward 1 councilman
City of Chaffee Ward 2 councilman
City of Chaffee Ward 4 councilman
City of Scott City Ward 3 councilman
City of Advance Ward 2 alderman
Village of Gordonville Board of Trustees
City of Marble Hill Ward 1 alderman
City of Marble Hill Ward 2 alderman
Scott County Rural Fire District Board of Directors
For statewide races, go here http://enr.sos.mo.gov/%5CEnrNet/
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