August 6, 2014

August 2014 Primary Results

Winners of a number of state Senate and House seats were decided in the primary elections last night, with 86 of the 197 legislative districts without general election challenges. Voters decided five ballot issues as well. To see detailed results, go to the Missouri Secretary of State’s website: http://enr.sos.mo.gov/EnrNet/Default.aspx

Ballot issues

Five ballot issues were decided yesterday and active campaigns on both sides of many of the issues are credited with drawing larger numbers of voters to the polls.

  • Amendment 1, known as the Right to Farm amendment, passed by a little more than 2500 votes, or 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent. A recount is anticipated.
  • Amendment 5, which reaffirmed a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms, passed by a wide margin with more than 60 percent of voters in favor.
  • Amendment 7, which would have increased the state sales tax to fund transportation projects, was defeated with 59 percent voting against the proposal.
  • Amendment 8 would have created a lottery ticket to help fund the Missouri Veterans’ Commission, but it failed with almost 100,000 more voting against the amendment.
  • Amendment 9, which ensures a citizen’s right to privacy in electronic communications and data, passed by a wide margin, with almost 75 percent voting in favor.

New faces coming to the General Assembly

While this year will see less legislator turnover than in previous years, the continuing impact of term limits will be evident. The 34-member Senate will have at least 6 new members to swear in, and the 163-seat House will welcome at least 28 new members. In total, there will be at least 34 new members out of 197 in the Missouri General Assembly.

Following the 2012 election, there were 63 new legislators sworn in – 12 in the Senate and 51 in the House.

Statewide Race

The only statewide race this year is for State Auditor and the incumbent, Tom Schweich, did not have a Democratic primary opponent, nor will he have a major party opponent in the general election.

Congressional races

None of Missouri’s eight Congressional incumbents faced significant primary challenges. Representatives Clay, Wagner, Luetkemeyer, Hartzler, Cleaver, Graves, Long, and Smith will all face opponents in November.

State Senate

There are 17 state Senate seats up for grabs in 2014 and several were essentially decided last night, with no challengers on the ballot in November:

  • District 2 –   Bob Onder
  • District 4 –   Joe Keaveny
  • District 8 –   Will Kraus
  • District 12 – Dan Hegeman
  • District 14 – Maria Chappelle-Nadal
  • District 16 – Dan Brown
  • District 18 – Brian Munzlinger
  • District 20 – Jay Wasson
  • District 28 – Mike Parson
  • District 30 – Bob Dixon
  • District 32 – Ron Richard

The six remaining Senate races will be decided in November:

  • District 6 –  incumbent Mike Kehoe will face Mollie Kristen Freebairn
  • District 10 – current House members Ed Schieffer and Jeanie Riddle will face off
  • District 22 – current House members Jeff Roorda and Paul Wieland will challenge each other
  • District 24 – current House member Jill Schupp will challenge Jay Ashcroft
  • District 26 – Lloyd Klinedinst will face current House member Dave Schatz
  • District 34 – incumbent Rob Schaaf will face Robert Stuber

State House of Representatives

All 163 state House districts were on the ballot, and about half of those are now decided, since they have no opponents in November:

  • District 3 –   Nate Walker
  • District 4 –  Craig Redmon
  • District 7 –   Mike Lair
  • District 9 –  Delus Johnson
  • District 10 – Pat Conway
  • District 11 – Galen Higdon, Jr.
  • District 13 – Nick Marshall
  • District 15 – Jon Carpenter
  • District 16 – Noel Shull
  • District 19 – John Rizzo
  • District 21 – Ira Anders
  • District 22 – Brandon Ellington
  • District 23 – Randy Dunn
  • District 24 – Judy Morgan
  • District 25 – Jeremy LaFaver
  • District 26 – Gail McCann Beatty
  • District 27 – India Williams
  • District 28 – Tom McDonald
  • District 30 – Mike Cierpiot
  • District 31 – Sheila Solon
  • District 37 – Joe Runions
  • District 38 – T.J. Berry
  • District 39 – Joe Don McGaugh
  • District 45 – Kip Kendrick
  • District 46 – Stephen Webber
  • District 48 – Dave Muntzel
  • District 50 – Caleb Jones
  • District 52 – Nathan Beard
  • District 55 – Rick Brattin
  • District 58 – David Wood
  • District 60 – Jay Barnes
  • District 62 – Tom Hurst
  • District 65 – Anne Zerr
  • District 73 – Courtney Curtis
  • District 74 – Sharon Pace
  • District 75 – Rochelle Walton Gray
  • District 76 – Josh Peters
  • District 77 – Kimberly Gardner
  • District 84 – Karla May
  • District 85 – Clem Smith
  • District 86 – Joe Adams
  • District 87 – Stacey Newman
  • District 95 – Marsha Haefner
  • District 98 – Shamed Dogan
  • District 100 – Sue Allen
  • District 107 – Ron Hicks
  • District 110 – Kirk Mathews
  • District 116 – Kevin Engler
  • District 117 – Linda Black
  • District 121 – Keith Frederick
  • District 122 – Steve Lynch
  • District 123 – Diane Franklin
  • District 124 – Rocky Miller
  • District 125 – Warren Love
  • District 127 – Mike Kelley
  • District 128 – Sue Entlicher
  • District 130 – Jeff Messenger
  • District 133 – Eric Burlison
  • District 136 – Kevin Austin
  • District 138 – Don Phillips
  • District 139 – Jered Taylor
  • District 141 – Tony Dugger
  • District 142 – Robert Ross
  • District 143 – Jeffrey Pogue
  • District 144 – Paul Fitzwater
  • District 146 – Donna Lichtenegger
  • District 148 – Holly Rehder
  • District 152 – Todd Richardson
  • District 154 – Shawn Rhoads
  • District 155 – Lyle Rowland
  • District 156 – Jeff Justus
  • District 158 – Scott Fitzpatrick
  • District 159 – Bill Lant
  • District 160 – Bill Reiboldt
  • District 162 – Charlie Davis

One House incumbent lost yesterday – Bonnaye Mims from Kansas City. That leaves 88 House races where candidates face opposition in November. In 67 of those races, one of the candidates is an incumbent.

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