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Elections

McCollum cites office experience in election for Boone County collector

Brian McCollum is running for Boone County Collector. He is a Democrat.

Democrat Brian McCollum has worked in the collector's office for more than 13 years and hopes to succeed his boss, Pat Lensmeyer, who is retiring.

Reisch draws on decades of political service for Boone County collector bid

The Republican mayor of Hallsville cites her family's long ties to Boone County and her political acumen as qualifications for the job.

Basye says running for 47th District is 'right thing to do'

Chuck Basye hopes to win the 47th District with his farming roots and work experiences.

Education, business experience helped shape 47th District incumbent Wright

John Wright's journey took him from Columbia to the Missouri state legislature — with stops to study at Yale and work in New York City.

 

 


Missouri House candidates share same-sex marriage views

Recent national developments leave Missouri among the minority of states that ban same-sex marriage.

Sturgeon school district seeks $2 million bond for buildings

Proposed renovations and additions would provide students and staff with more adequate facilities and increase safety, officials say.

Proposed amendment draws concern about future of state budget

Amendment 10, which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, would change the governor’s power to maintain a balanced budget by requiring the legislature's approval any time the governor reduced the amount of money budgeted to a state agency.

Commissioner candidates discuss future of 911 center

A sales tax to fund a new building and an overhaul of the Public Safety and Joint Communications Center was approved by voters in 2013.

Presiding-commissioner candidate Pounds wants Boone County to stay affordable

The avid outdoorsman and self-employed construction worker says he wants Boone County to remain an affordable place to live.

Atwill points to law, military experience to keep office

The incumbent Democratic presiding commissioner hopes to be elected to a full term after being appointed in 2011.

State representative candidates weigh in about Medicaid expansion

Candidates for the Missouri legislature share differing views about Medicaid expansion; some are in support, but others would only consider it provided there is a general reform of Medicaid.

Finance reports show fundraising, spending of county candidates, political committees

The reports are the last that will be filed before Tuesday's election. Many candidates saw a recent spike in contributions.

Atwill, Pounds discuss Boone County budget reserves, process

Pounds said the reserves are unnecessarily large. Atwill, however, said having a surplus available is important in case revenue drops.

Lawmakers, clerks, debate merits of early voting amendment

Missouri's early voting amendment has drawn support from Republican legislators, but others say the bill is a thinly-veiled attempt at progress.

Incumbent representatives' campaigns maintain financial advantage

Reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission eight days before the Nov. 4 election show Caleb Rowden and John Wright with large leads in contributions.

Candidates discuss job creation, health care at NAACP forum

Ten candidates participated in the forum that also addressed relations between the city and county and issues specific to some offices.

Studies compare Columbia development fees to other municipalities

Proposition 2 would move Columbia's road fees into the upper half of cities with which it is frequently compared, but its overall development fees would remain relatively low.

What you need to know before you go the polls Nov. 4

The general election ballot includes statewide and local ballot issues as well as races for legislative and county offices.

State House candidates discuss education funding

Nearly all the Boone County candidates say it's important to find more money for K-12 schools and for colleges and universities.

 

Presiding commissioner candidates differ on future of fairgrounds property

Incumbent Dan Atwill says the Central Missouri Events Center's time will come. His challenger, Jimmy Pounds, doubts it.

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