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|
Nominating petitions for Cape Girardeau Council available starting next week (9/22/21)Four slots on Cape Girardeau City Council will be decided by voters in April but the process starts Monday as the municipality begins making available petitions hopefuls may use to access the ballot. The filing period for the office of mayor -- who is the sole city-wide member of council -- and for council wards 1, 2 and 6 is Oct. 26 through Nov. 23...
Senate hopeful flexes power of AG's office through lawsuits (9/17/21)COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri's Republican attorney general, Eric Schmitt, sued China over the coronavirus. He signed on to a failed lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Now, as he positions himself for a Senate run, he's turning his attention closer to home and suing to stop mask mandates in the state's liberal cities and Missouri schools...
Missouri secretary of state: Ban help for absentee ballot mistakes (9/7/21)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging the General Assembly to prohibit local election workers from helping absentee voters correct mistakes, a move that would mean some votes aren't counted. "We would like to see legislation that does not allow for curing of absentee ballots," Deputy Secretary of State Trish Vincent told the House Elections Committee recently. "Curing" is a common term for fixing errors...
Cape Girardeau Council's Presson to seek reelection (9/2/21)Dan Presson, director of career services for Southeast Missouri State University, said Wednesday he wants a second term as Ward 1's representative on the Cape Girardeau City Council. The Southeast Missourian posed 10 questions to Presson, 36, a 2007 SEMO graduate, originally from Columbia, Illinois. ...
Governor won't call session for Missouri redistricting (8/20/21)SEDALIA, Mo. -- Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday said he won't call lawmakers back to work this year to redraw the state's congressional districts, setting up a compressed timeline for candidates running for the U.S. House in 2022. Parson told reporters gathered at the Missouri State Fair he doesn't plan on calling a special legislative session this year. Some lawmakers involved in the redistricting process had expected he would do so...
Cape city and county offices coming open in 2022 (8/13/21)This story is updated. Voters will have many choices to make next year in both Cape Girardeau city and county. In the City of Cape Girardeau, the position of mayor will come open in 2022 as will seats in wards 1, 2 and 6. Mayor Bob Fox, first elected in 2018, told the Southeast Missourian Thursday he will seek a second term next year...
U.S. Rep. Billy Long of Missouri announces 2022 Senate bid (8/5/21)U.S. Rep. Billy Long, a conservative from southwestern Missouri, is entering the crowded race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Missouri. Long, 65, announced his Senate bid Tuesday night on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News. He joins a long list of GOP candidates seeking the 2022 nomination for the seat being vacated by incumbent Republican Roy Blunt, who announced in March he would not seek a third term...
Cape, Jackson, Scott City all to ask for internet sales 'use' tax on November ballot (8/3/21)Voters in at least three local municipalities should expect to see a referendum Nov. 2 asking for approval of an internet sales tax, formally a "use" tax. At Monday's Cape Girardeau City Council meeting, at which a final vote was taken to inform the Missouri secretary of state to put the issue on the ballot, Mayor Bob Fox did not mince words...
Jay Nixon says he won't run for Senate in 2022 (7/30/21)ST. LOUIS -- Former Gov. Jay Nixon will not run for the U.S. Senate in 2022, dashing hopes of some Democrats who thought Nixon had the best chance to beat a Republican in the increasingly conservative state. Nixon, a lawyer, said in a statement he believes he "will be more effective outside of this partisan back and forth."...
Missouri treasurer to make bid for state auditor (7/30/21)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Republican Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick on Thursday announced he's running for state auditor. Republican Gov. Mike Parson appointed Fitzpatrick state treasurer in 2018 after Republican Josh Hawley left the Missouri Attorney General's Office to serve in the U.S. Senate, prompting the governor to fill a series of vacant statewide offices...
Jason Smith's campaign chest looks healthy (7/29/21)The 2022 Missouri Senate primary election is still more than a year away but at this early date, among the announced and rumored GOP candidates to succeed retiring Sen. Roy Blunt, no hopeful appears to have more cash on hand than Southeast Missouri congressman Jason Smith (R-8). ...
Missouri to pay about $1M in federal voting lawsuit (7/29/21)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri must pay more than $1 million in legal fees for failing to follow federal voting laws, an appeals court has ruled. A 2018 lawsuit filed by the St. Louis and Kansas City chapters of the League of Women Voters and the A. Philip Randolph Institute accused the state of failing to automatically update voter information after residents changed addresses, which violates the National Voter Registration Act...
Schmitt No. 1 fundraiser for Missouri Senate seat (7/21/21)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Campaign finance records show Missouri's disgraced former governor, Eric Greitens, has raised roughly $350,000 for his run for U.S. Senate. That means Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt raised the most out of any Missouri Senate candidate during the latest quarter...