Missouri General Election 2012
Information voters might need before participating in the Nov. 6 general election.
The governor is the state’s chief executive officer. Incumbent Gov. Jay Nixon (D) faces Republican candidate Dave Spence.
The Boone County public administrator manages the estates of deceased people, minors and those who are either incapacitated or have disabilities when there is no legal guardian or other person who could perform those duties. Candidates for the position are Cathy Richards (D) and John Sullivan (R).
The 47th district represents parts of northwestern Boone County, eastern Howard County, northern Cooper County and southern Randolph County. Candidates to represent the district in the Missouri House of Representatives are John Wright (D) and Mitch Richards (R).
The Boone County Commission establishes county policies, approves an annual county budget and supervises the operations of all county departments and divisions, including Public Works, Planning and Zoning, Building Codes, Human Resources, Purchasing, Information Technology, and Facilities and Grounds Maintenance. Candidates to represent the Northern District are Janet Thompson (D) and Don Bormann (R).
The Boone County Commission establishes county policies, approves an annual county budget and supervises the operations of all county departments and divisions, including Public Works, Planning and Zoning, Building Codes, Human Resources, Purchasing, Information Technology, and Facilities and Grounds Maintenance. Candidates to represent the Southern District are James Pounds (R) and Karen Miller (D).
The treasurer is the chief financial office of the state. Incument Clint Zweifel, a Democrat, will face Republican Cole McNary.
Candidates for secretary of state are Jason Kander (D), Shane Schoeller (R), Cisse Spragins (L) and Justin Harter (C).
The 19th Senate District comprises all of Boone and Cooper counties, with a population of about 180,250. Candidates for the 19th District state Senate seat are Mary Still (D) and Kurt Schaefer (R).
Here are the candidates for Missouri's 4th District U.S. Representatives race.
Here are the candidates for the 44th District State Representative race.
Candidates for Missouri House and Senate races talk about their lists of goals and priorities should they make it to Jefferson City.
Candidates running for Missouri House and Senate seats on the Nov. 6 ballot have different ideas about how to boost job creation and economic activity.
Local state legislature candidates are calling for more money to higher education by scaling back the state's tax credit programs.
Missouri faces a difficult decision on growing the state's Medicaid program. Candidates for local office weigh in on the issue.
Candidates for state House districts 44 and 47 debated the implementation of the federal health care law in Missouri and solutions for rebuilding Interstate 70.
Missouri officials have yet to begin work on creating a health care exchange even though states are required to tell the federal government by Nov. 16 how they will proceed. If states refuse to implement their own insurance-comparison marketplace, the federal government will step in to operate the exchange.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has said that extensive repairs are needed along Interstate 70, and suggested creating a toll to finance the project. Missouri Senate and House candidates are offering up alternatives to the toll.
Within hours of Todd Akin winning the Republican nomination, Claire McCaskill was casting him as a conservative extremist. Akin countered by portraying McCaskill as a big-spending liberal.