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The Missouri Capitol building, where state candidates look to serve in January.

Voter cheat sheet for KHS

The midterm elections are coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 8. This cheat sheet tells you everything you need to know about the candidates, judges, and amendments on your ballot. There are links to candidate websites to learn more about who you vote for.

US Senator

Eric Schmitt (Republican) Eric Schmitt is Missouri’s 43rd Attorney General who is driven by his conservative beliefs. His main goals are to hold China accountable for the spread of COVID-19, protect America through biosecurity and take on Big Tech companies that are abusing their power. https://schmittforsenate.com/issues/ Trudy Busch Valentine (Democrat) Trudy Busch Valentine is a nurse and avid ...

US Rep- District 2

Ann Wagner (Republican) Ann Wagner has put over 30 years of work in the private sector, community, public service and the political arena. Her main goals are to increase military spending, keep taxes low and protect the right to own a gun. https://wagner.house.gov/issues?page=0 Trish Gunby (Democrat) Trish Gunby has actively volunteered and served with advocacy groups within her church and community, working on issues ...

State Auditor

Scott Fitzpatrick (Republican) Scott Fitzpatrick will serve with the conservative values he learned as a businessman. His goals are to protect taxpayers, fight waste and fraud, defend Missouri values and block taxpayer funding for illegal immigrants. https://www.scottfitzpatrick.com/ Alan Green (Democrat) Alan Green is a former Missouri State Legislator, State Director, advisor, police officer, CFO, businessperson and ...

State Senator- District 24

George J Hruza (Republican) Dr. George Hruza, is a physician specializing in dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery. He has advocated for patients with regulators and legislators at the federal and state levels for more than two decades and during his presidencies of the American Academy of Dermatology/Association and Missouri State Medical Association. His main goals are to address stagflat...

State Rep- District 90

Gary Albert Bokermann Jr. (Republican) Gary Albert Bokermann Jr. is a Kirkwood school district father and is running for election to the Missouri House of Representatives to represent District 90. https://vote-usa.org/intro.aspx?state=mo&id=mobokermanngaryalbert Barbara Phifer (Democrat) Barbara Phifer believes in serving others and building strong communities. Her goals are to provide Missourians with affordable healthcare, access to ...

Prosecuting Attorney

Wesley Bell (Democrat) Wesley Bell is a former councilman, attorney, educator and advocate dedicated to serving the community. His main goals are to end mass incarceration and reform cash bail, target crime, engage the community to build trust through transparency, end the death penalty and resist the Trump administration. https://www.votewesleybell.com/ Theo Brown Sr. (Libertarian Party) https://www.stlameri...

County Assessor

Peter A. Pfeifer (Republican) Peter A. Pfeifer is a former real estate broker, making him well-equipped for the role of St. Louis County Assessor.  https://newassessor.com/ Jake Zimmerman (Democrat) Jake Zimmerman has dedicated his career to fighting for fairness and justice for all Missourians. His goals are to be a staunch advocate for consumer protections, be a leader in ethics reform...

County Council- District 3

Dennis Hancock (Republican) Dennis Hancock is the former mayor of Fenton, Missouri. His main goals are to get spending under control, support law enforcement and public safety initiatives and invest time in business-friendly policies that boost economic growth. https://www.dennishancock.org/ Vicki Lorenz Englund (Democrat) Vicki Lorenz Englund is the daughter of a Vietnam veteran who is dedicated to providing service to the ...

Retention Elections: For Judges and Associates

A retention election is where voters are asked if a judge should remain in office for another term. Most of the time a judge has to get 50% of the vote to stay in office. If a judge does not receive 50% of the vote, they are removed and the state appoints a new judge based on the states way of selecting new judges. In Missouri, lower-tier court judges are voted in by the people. While higher-tier court...

Constitutional Amendment #1

Do you want to allow the General Assembly to override restrictions of state investments by the state treasurer, and allow state investments in municipal securities possessing the top five highest long term or short term ratings?   Yes- Will amend the Missouri Constitution to allow the General Assembly to decide investment avenues for the state treasurer, and allow the state treasurer to inve...

Constitutional Amendment #3

Do you want to legalize the possession and manufacturing of marijuana for people over the age of 21? Do you want to Allow for certain nonviolent marijuana offenders to petition for release or parole? Do you want to Impose a 6% sales tax on retail marijuana to benefit various programs?   Yes- Will amend the Missouri Constitution to allow all of this to happen. No- Will keep things the way they a...

Constitutional Amendment #4

Do you want to allow for the authorization of any laws passed that increases the minimum funding for a police force set up by a state board of police commissioners?    Yes- Will allow the general assembly to increase the minimum funding for police forces set up by a state board of police commissioners. That would only affect a police force in Kansas City for right now. No- Will not al...

Constitutional Amendment #5

Should the Missouri National Guard have it’s own department? It is currently under the Department of Public Safety.   Yes- Will create a Missouri National Guard department headed by an adjutant general chosen by the governor with the consent of the senate. No- Will keep things the same. 2022 Ballot Measures ...

Constitutional Convention

Should there be a convention to revise and amend the Missouri Constitution?   Yes- Will require the governor to call an election for delegates to a convention to amend or revise the Missouri Constitution. Changes made will be given to the people for a vote.  No- Will not hold a Constitutional Convention    2022 Ballot Measures ...

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