Republican candidate Chuck Basye hopes to win the 47th District with his farming roots and work experiences.
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.
Recent national developments leave Missouri among the minority of states that ban same-sex marriage.
Proposed renovations and additions would provide students and staff with more adequate facilities and increase safety, officials say.
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.
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.
The avid outdoorsman and self-employed construction worker says he wants Boone County to remain an affordable place to live.
The incumbent Democratic presiding commissioner hopes to be elected to a full term after being appointed in 2011.
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.
The reports are the last that will be filed before Tuesday's election. Many candidates saw a recent spike in contributions.
Pounds said the reserves are unnecessarily large. Atwill, however, said having a surplus available is important in case revenue drops.
Missouri's early voting amendment has drawn support from Republican legislators, but others say the bill is a thinly-veiled attempt at progress.
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.
Ten candidates participated in the forum that also addressed relations between the city and county and issues specific to some offices.
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.
The general election ballot includes statewide and local ballot issues as well as races for legislative and county offices.
Nearly all the Boone County candidates say it's important to find more money for K-12 schools and for colleges and universities.
Incumbent Dan Atwill says the Central Missouri Events Center's time will come. His challenger, Jimmy Pounds, doubts it.
Proponents see the amendment as a key way to convict more sexual abusers of children, but opponents worry it makes it too easy to convict innocent people.
A tire tax, higher fuel taxes, toll roads and bond issues are among the ideas legislative hopefuls in Boone County have as ways to pay for state highway and transportation projects.