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Chesterfield Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Chesterfield and St. Louis County.

As we close in on November’s elections, Chesterfield Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town.  

In addition to our own coverage, we will be inviting candidates in every race to upload information about their campaigns directly to this site. You will definitely want to bookmark this page for updates.
 

U.S. Senate

Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign. 

The fiercely-fought GOP primary saw U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), emerge victorious, only to be under fire a few weeks later because of comments he made in a television interview regarding pregnancy and rape.

A September 25 deadline for candidates to petition their removal from the November ballot has come and gone, meaning Rep Akin will be the party's nominee despite calls from state and national leaders in the Republican Party to drop out.

Congress

Redistricting brought on by the latest Census results eliminated one of Missouri's congressional districts, forcing incumbents Willliam "Lacy" Clay and Russ Carnahan to square off in a bitter primary election that Rep. Clay won handily.

Clay advances to the November general election where he's considered an overwhelming favorite against Robyn Hamlin.

Missouri's new Second district is guaranteed to see someone new elected, with Rep. Akin's decision to run for the Senate. Former RNC Co-Chair and U.S. Ambassador Ann Wagner used deep financial support and considerable backing from party leaders to nudge Ed Martin out of a primary contest, and then defeated former Webster Groves city councilman Dr. Randy Jotte in August.

Wagner will face South County Democrat Glenn Koenen, who ran in the party primary against Harold Whitfield, and which required a recount to confirm a margin of just under 50 votes.

ISSUES

Voters in the St. Louis County Public Library system will be asked to vote on a measure which would call for a 6 cent tax increase to fund improvements at facilities system-wide.

Voters throughout St. Louis County will also be asked to decide on Proposition S, which would allow the Special School District of St. Louis County to increase the operating tax levy by $0.19 per $100.00 assessed valuation to fund education programs, higher teacher salaries and school repairs.

STATEWIDE BALLOT ISSUES

  • Proposition A, which if passed, would put the City of St. Louis Police Department under local control.
  • Constitutional Amendment 3, would reform the judicial selection process in Missouri at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals level. Proponents of the amendment have abandoned their campaign for the measure, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing bias in the ballot language approved by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.
  • Proposition B, would increase tobacco taxes $0.0365 per cigarette and 25% of the manufacturer's invoice price for roll-your-own tobacco and 15% for other tobacco products, according to the ballot language. Estimated revenues of at least $283 million would fund public education in Missouri along with smoking prevention programs.
  • Proposition E would prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature.

Be Informed Using Our Past Coverage

  • Whose Political Ad Are You Happy to See Disappear? - Feeling fed up with the attack ads?
  • #STL #MO Election: Who to Follow on Twitter - Are you on Twitter? Follow our election coverage through #patchpolitics!
  •  - This story on Prop B got more than 160 comments!
  • Missouri Statewide Ballot Measures: What You Need To Know - An informative guide to understanding the ballot issues facing Missouri voters. 
  • Missouri Bar Association: 1 Circuit Court Judge Not to Retain on Nov. 6 - It can be hard to keep track of all the judges Missourians are asked to evaluate, so here's recommendations from the Missouri Bar. 
  • Who Won The Final 2012 Presidential Debate: Obama or Romney? - Patch readers always hold a lively discussion after a debate. 

The Candidates

As we mentioned above, candidates from every race impacting Chesterfield voters have been invited to load their campaign's profile on Patch.

In some cases, campaigns did not respond and the information has been gathered by a Patch editor. It is not too late to upload your campaign's data here. Campaigns have 24 hours to check their submissions before they are published on Patch. Email Gregg.Palermo@patch.com once you upload your campaign's information.

PRESIDENT

Democrat

  • Barack Obama

Republican

  • Mitt Romney

Libertarian

  • Gary Johnson

U.S. SENATE

Democrat

  • Claire McCaskill

Republican

  • Todd Akin

Libertarian

  • Jonathan Dine

U.S. CONGRESS 

District 1

Democrat

  • William Lacy Clay

Republican

  • Robyn Hamlin

Libertarian

  • Robb E. Cunningham

District 2

Democrat

  • Glenn Koenen

Republican

  • Ann Wagner

Libertarian

  • Bill Slantz

Constitution

  • Anatol Zorikova

GOVERNOR

Democrat 

  • Jay Nixon

Republican

  • Dave Spence

Libertarian

  • Jim Higgins

 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Democrat

  • Susan Montee

Republican

  • Peter Kinder

Libertarian

  • Matthew Copple

Constitution 

  • Cynthia Davis

 

SECRETARY OF STATE

Democrat

  • Jason Kander

Republican

  • Shane Schoeller

Libertarian

  • Cisse Spragins

Constitution

  • Justin Harter

 

STATE TREASURER

Democrat

  • Clint Zweifel

Republican

  • Cole McNary

Libertarian

  • Sean O'Toole

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Democrat 

  • Chris Koster

Republican

  • Ed Martin

Libertarian

  • Dave Browning

The new redisctricting has split Chesterfield into six different districts, check this map to see which one represents you. 

STATE REP. DISTRICT 71

Democrat

  • Susan Meredith

No GOP candidate in Primary or General Election

STATE REP., DISTRICT 88

Democrat

  • Jill Schupp 

No GOP candidate in Primary of General Election

STATE REP., DISTRICT 100

Republican

  • Sue Allen

No Democrat candidate in Primary of General Election

STATE REP., DISTRICT 101

Republican

  • Don Gosen

No Democrat candidate in Primary of General Election

STATE REP., DISTRICT 89

Republican

  • John J. Diehl, Jr. 

No Democrat candidate in Primary of General Election

STATE REP., DISTRICT 70

Democrat

  • Bill Otto

Republican

  • Eugene Dokes

ST. LOUIS COUNTY COUNCIL 

District 2

Democrat

  • Kathleen Kelly Burkett

Republican

  • Oren Walton

Missouri Supreme Court

  • George W. Draper III

Court of Appeals - Eastern District

  • Gary M. Gaertner, Jr.
  • Sherri B. Sullivan
  • Robert Clayton
  • Lawrence E. Mooney

21st Circuit Court Judge

  • Thea A. Sherry Division 5
  • Douglas R. Beach Division 6
  • David L. Vincent Division 9
  • Michael T. Jamison Division 10
  • Michael D. Burton Division 16
  • Joseph L Walsh Division 17
  • Richard C. Bresnahan Division 18
  • Colleen Dolan Division 20

21st Circuit Associate Circuit Judge

  • Mary Bruntrager Schroeder Division 32
  • Dale W Hood Division 34
  • John N. Borbonus Division 35
  • John R. Essner Division 37
  • Sandra Farragut-Hemphill Division 42
  • Joseph S. Duecker Division 43

 

Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 07:39 AM
On the ballot for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green). Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Katherine November 06, 2012 at 01:48 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/

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