Select Cape Girardeau County Results
(contested races only - unofficial results)
Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Board of Trustees (three; four-year term)
|Georganne P. Syler||2032|
|J. Michael Davis||633|
|John M. Freeze||1729|
|Nancy K. Johnson||994|
Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Board of Trustees (one; two-year term)
|Cassidy M. Klein||1439|
Cape Girardeau School District No. 63 Board of Education (two; three-year term)
|Marcia Lynn Ware||646|
|Stephanie J. Price||361|
|Paul M. Cairns||1116|
City of Jackson Ward III Alderman (three-year term)
Cape Girardeau County Reorganized Schools District R-2 Board of Education (two; three-year term)
|Sheila J. King||1267|
|Kelly E. Waller||1289|
|Richard L. Murray||426|
|Charles Jacob Wallgren||398|
Delta R-V School District Board of Education (two; three-year term)
|Victoria (Tori) Johnson||92|
Oak Ridge R-VI School District Board of Education (two; three-year term)
|George R. Below||94|
|Andrew Luke Seabaugh||170|
|Nathan Wallace Schilling||163|
Meadow Heights R-II School District Board of Education (two; three-year term)
Meadow Heights R-II School District Proposition SAFE (Students Are First Everyday)
Scott City Ward 3 Alderman
|Steven Hitt II||5|
South Scott County Ambulance District Property Tax Relief
City of Sikeston Mayor (three-year term)
Scott County Rural Fire District Proposition Safety
Kelso C-7 School District Special School Bond Election
Perry County Proposition COPS
Perry County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees (one)
|William "Bill" Bohnert||672|
|Patrick A. Naeger||702|
|Sharon K. Unterreiner||225|
Missouri Senate candidate ad falsely claims stolen election (1/21/22)A Republican congressman running for U.S. Senate in Missouri released a 30-second ad Thursday that falsely claims the 2020 election was "rigged" and "stolen" from former President Donald Trump. Billy Long, who represents a southwestern Missouri district in the U.S. House, is among several candidates seeking the GOP nomination in 2022 for the seat being vacated by Sen. Roy Blunt, who is not seeking a third term...
Advance's Moroni lauds bipartisanship on final agreement on Missouri House redistricting map (1/20/22)Lawyer Michael Moroni of Advance, Southeast Missouri's only representative on the House Independent Bipartisan Citizens Commission, said the 20-member panel came to unanimous agreement Wednesday on final boundaries for all 163 seats in the General Assembly's lower chamber...
Missouri House rejects bid to bolster GOP congressional map (1/19/22)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House endorsed a congressional redistricting plan Tuesday that is projected to maintain the state's Republican edge but turned back an attempt by some GOP members to more aggressively redraw districts to their advantage...
Cost of a Cape Girardeau County special election (1/18/22)Special elections can cost tens of thousands of dollars, said Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark Summers on Thursday. Missouri Secretary of State John "Jay" Ashcroft last week called on Gov. Mike Parson to schedule special votes to fill current vacancies in the Missouri House of Representatives...
Moroni has 'high hopes' for today's state House redistricting meeting (1/13/22)Lawyer Michael Moroni of Advance, Missouri, the only area representative on the 20-member panel charged with establishing new legislative boundaries for the General Assembly's lower chamber, said Wednesday he is optimistic of a successful conclusion to its work by the Jan. 23 deadline...
Allen Seabaugh hopes to succeed Milam as Scott County Clerk (1/13/22)Allen Seabaugh of Oran, Missouri, the current chief deputy county clerk and supervisor of elections for Cape Girardeau County, announced Wednesday he will run for the GOP nomination for Scott County Clerk in the Aug. 2 primary. Long-time Democratic incumbent Rita Milam, who has been the Benton, Missouri-based chief election official since January 1995 and employed by the clerk's office for 38 years, will retire Dec. 31...
Missouri measure would raise bar on constitutional changes (1/13/22)COLUMBIA, Mo. — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday debated a proposal that would raise the bar for amending Missouri's Constitution, an effort that follows the success of several Democratic policies at the polls. The measure, discussed Wednesday by the state House elections committee, would require support from at least two-thirds of voters to amend Missouri's Constitution. Currently, constitutional amendments are adopted if approved by at least 51% of voters...
Missouri House panel backs status quo congressional map (1/13/22)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Missouri House panel advanced a congressional redistricting plan Wednesday that is projected to keep Republicans solidly in control of the state's delegation to Washington without reaching for an even more dominant advantage...
Anti-abortion group urges pro-GOP Missouri congressional map (1/11/22)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The leader of Missouri's largest anti-abortion group on Monday urged state lawmakers to adopt an aggressively Republican congressional map that could leave Democrats holding just one of the state's eight U.S. House seats after the next election...
John Voss to run for Wallingford's former state legislator seat (1/6/22)Former Cape Girardeau City Councilman John Voss, who retired in 2019 after a 33-year career with Procter & Gamble, announced Tuesday he will run for the Missouri House District 147 seat vacated Sunday by Wayne Wallingford, the new director of the state's Department of Revenue...
Wayne Wallingford's former seat one of multiple vacancies in Missouri House (1/6/22)As of today, six of the 163 seats in the lower house of the Missouri General Assembly do not have representatives — with all six unfilled seats previously held by the GOP. Republicans now hold 108 House seats because of the vacancies, one shy of the 109 GOP members needed to override any potential legislative vetoes by Gov. Mike Parson — if there is no Democratic support...
Moroni, Southeast Missouri's representative on House redistricting, confident of deal (1/3/22)The 20-person panel appointed by Gov. Mike Parson charged with redrawing Missouri House legislative districts in light of population realignment in the 2020 U.S. census, has come up with two tentative plans — a Democratic version and a Republican alternative...
Rematch looms in Jackson's 4th aldermanic ward (1/3/22)Steven Lee will again challenge incumbent Joe Bob Baker for the Ward 4 alderman seat this April in the City of Jackson. Baker defeated Lee in June 2020 with 69.5% of the vote in retaining the seat the retired president and owner of B&B Auto Salvage has held for more than two decades...
Missouri redistricting panels pushing up against deadline (12/22/21)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The commissions in charge of redrawing Missouri's state House and Senate districts based on new census data are pushing up against a constitutional deadline to agree on tentative maps for next year's elections. The separate commissions, each consisting of 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans, both met Monday without voting on proposed districts. ...
In Missouri, Greitens' comeback bid has some in GOP on edge (12/20/21)ST. LOUIS — Former Gov. Eric Greitens is banking on Republican voters forgiving his past indiscretions when they choose a U.S. Senate nominee in August. Many in the GOP establishment are hoping they don't forget. Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 amid an investigation of an extramarital affair with his St. ...
Curry focuses on business, public safety in run for Cape's Ward 2 (12/16/21)Business owner Micheal "Crank" Curry strives to defend local businesses and boost public safety if elected to the Cape Girardeau City Council. Curry is among six candidates vying to represent Ward 2 in the southeast portion of the city. The ward's current council representative, Shelly Moore, reached her term limits and is unable to run for reelection...
Ex-mayor Paul Sander files for another aldermanic term in Jackson (12/15/21)This story is updated. Former Jackson Mayor Paul Sander filed the necessary paperwork Friday to run for another two-year term representing the city's 1st Ward. Sander's institutional knowledge of the Cape Girardeau County county-seat community extends to his cumulative 24 years to-date holding office in the city...
First day of candidacy filing in Jackson, Michael Seabaugh to challenge Ward 3 incumbent (12/8/21)Filing opened Tuesday in the City of Jackson for seats on the Board of Aldermen in the April 5 primary. The process got off to a slow start as no candidate filed in the first hour of 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., which City Clerk Liza Walker called "unusual." At the close of business Tuesday, two of the four incumbents whose two-year terms are expiring had filled out the necessary documentation to run: Ward 3 incumbent Larry Cunningham and Ward 4 incumbent Joe Bob Baker...
Watchdog files 2nd complaint against Senate hopeful Greitens (12/2/21)COLUMBIA, Mo. — A federal elections watchdog group on Wednesday filed another complaint against former Gov. Eric Greitens, alleging money from his old gubernatorial campaign was illegally spent on kickstarting his campaign to run for retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's seat...
Deborah Young running for Ward 1 Cape Council seat (11/29/21)Effective and efficient services, community meetings, a community action plan: These are all are initiatives Deborah Young hopes to accomplish if elected to Cape Girardeau's Ward 1 City Council seat. Young joins incumbent Dan Presson in the run for Ward 1 in the April municipal election...
Partisan tensions flare on Missouri redistricting panels (11/22/21)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Partisan tensions have been flaring on a pair of commissions in charge of redrawing Missouri's state House and Senate districts, with Democrats and Republicans at odds over their interactions with the public. The disagreements have raised questions about whether the panels will be able to find consensus by a Dec. 23 deadline to adopt tentative maps...
Scott City Council to consider putting use tax on April ballots (11/18/21)In April, Scott City voters may see a use tax measure on ballots once again. Scott City Council members will vote at their next meeting Dec. 6 whether to put the use tax back on ballots for the April 5 special election. The use tax failed to pass in the Nov. 2 special election by 24 votes. Scott City Mayor Norman Brant has high hopes it will pass in April...
State senator from Sullivan announces bid for U.S. Senate (11/17/21)SULLIVAN, Mo. -- An eastern Missouri state senator is joining the long list of Republicans running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Roy Blunt. The Springfield News- Leader reported Dave Schatz, who is from Sullivan and is president pro tem of the state Senate, made the announcement Tuesday...
Bailey becomes third mayoral candidate for Cape (11/12/21)For the first time in 11 years, the City of Cape Girardeau will hold a three-way primary election for the position of mayor in February. Ramona Bailey, a local business owner and Southeast Missouri State University alumnus, filed a completed nominating petition for mayor Wednesday morning. Primary elections are held when more than two candidates file for a single office...
Missouri House redistricting commission receives input in Cape Girardeau (11/9/21)The 20-member panel charged with redrawing the map for Missouri House legislative districts following the results of the 2020 U.S. Census held a public hearing in Cape Girardeau on Monday to hear witness testimony. The hearing in Cape Girardeau was the fifth of six such gatherings scheduled statewide...
Cape Council declares official results of Nov. 2 election (11/9/21)With a unanimous vote Monday afternoon, Cape Girardeau City Council accepted the official results of the election held Nov. 2. City Council held a special meeting via Zoom to officially declare the results of the election. City charter requires the council to do so within seven days of an election...
SEMO graduate and Stoddard County lawyer sits on Missouri House redistricting panel (11/8/21)Michael Moroni, an attorney in private practice in Bloomfield, Missouri, and 1980 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, is a member of the 20-person redistricting commission appointed in July by Gov. Mike Parson to come up with new legislative maps for the Missouri House...
Lawsuit: NRA illegally funded Trump, GOP candidates (11/5/21)O'FALLON, Mo. -- A federal lawsuit accuses the National Rifle Association of violating campaign finance laws by using shell companies to illegally funnel up to $35 million to Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri and others...
Drilling down on Jackson's latest unsuccessful try to pass a use tax (11/4/21)This story is updated with correct precinct totals. After going to the proverbial well four times to try to pass a use tax in Jackson, the mayor of the Cape Girardeau County seat community said Wednesday he is not in any hurry to try again — since voters Tuesday have again turned down a levy on out-of-state online sales...
Cape officials prioritize addressing labor shortage with future use tax revenue (11/4/21)Tuesday was a big win for Cape Girardeau, according to city manager Kenny Haskin. Voters approved a local use tax that may provide the City of Cape Girardeau millions of dollars a year. Revenue from the tax will not be received from the city until the first quarter of 2023, but in the meantime, Haskin said a plan is being devised on how to appropriate a portion use tax funds for recruitment and retention of city employees...
Seeking more applicants, Cape Girardeau County extends 'I Voted' sticker design contest deadline (11/4/21)In a desire for more applicants, the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's Office is extending by two weeks — to 5 p.m. to Nov. 18 — the deadline for submission of designs for its biennial 2022-2023 "I Voted" sticker contest. "I Voted" stickers have made available since 2018 to county residents who turn in a ballot each election day...
Use tax passes in Cape, fails in Jackson, Scott City, Delta (11/3/21)With a 62% unofficial “yes” vote, Cape Girardeau voters approved a local use tax Tuesday night. The same measure did not pass in Jackson, Scott City and Delta. A use tax, often called an internet tax, imposes a tax equal to a municipality’s sales tax on goods purchased online from out of state...
Watchdog alleges Greitens broke campaign laws in Senate bid (10/29/21)COLUMBIA, Mo. -- An election watchdog on Thursday filed a federal complaint alleging former Gov. Eric Greitens violated campaign finance laws in his bid for U.S. Senate. Washington-based not-for-profit campaign finance watchdog group Campaign Legal Center filed the Federal Elections Commission complaint against Greitens, who resigned in 2018 amid a sex scandal and other claims of campaign finance misconduct. He's now running for retiring U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt's seat in a crowded GOP primary...
Mark Bliss, retired Southeast Missourian reporter, to run for Ward 6 Cape Council seat (10/26/21)Author and former Southeast Missourian reporter Mark Bliss announced Monday his intent to file for the open Ward 6 seat on the Cape Girardeau City Council. Bliss is the second prospective candidate to publicly announce their bid for Ward 6's soon-to-be vacant seat; attorney Brandon Cooper will also run...
Complying with federal law, Cape Girardeau County reauthorizes required voter canvass (10/26/21)The Cape Girardeau County Commission has approved renewing a contract with Springfield, Missouri-based E.J. Rice Company to do a mandatory biennial canvass of the county's estimated 49,334 voters for the 2021-2022 election cycle. "We're always updating our records in-house as we go along but this canvass is part of our obligation under the National Voter Registration Act," said Kara Clark Summers, county clerk and election authority...