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Elections

Hobbs brings homespun style to legislature

A farmer by trade, the incumbent state representative for the 21st District says small business sense works in Capitol.

Scientists view both Obama, McCain as better than Bush

Both candidates differ from the president on science issues and agree to seek government science advice. They have both also pledged to spend more money on scientific research.

Baker reports raising $650,000 since July

Columbia's state representative has raised more than $1 million this year for her campaign for the 9th District congressional seat.

ACORN defends efforts amid voter-fraud allegations

Barack Obama's campaign rejected John McCain's invitation to collaborate on a committee against voter fraud, saying it was designed to decrease voter turnout.

Ballot decision allowed Nixon to raise more money

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan allowed a Democratic candidate for governor on the primary ballot after disqualifying him for not submitting necessary documentation.

John Sullivan’s lifelong desire to help others directs his public mission

John Sullivan, the Republican candidate for Boone County public administrator, said he discovered his passion in life — helping — in the sixth grade.

Many turns taken, Richards settles down on the path of public service

Cathy Richards wants to bring her life skills to the job of public administrator.

Treasurer Murray upbeat on Boone County finances

Boone County Treasurer Kay Murray has the luxury to set aside campaigning and concentrate on her job as she runs unopposed in the Nov. 4 election. Murray said she's never seen anything like the current state of the economy, adding that it has "really been making my job interesting."

Boone County Sheriff runs unopposed for second term

In November, Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey will be running for re-election  unopposed.

Judge running unopposed in November election

Jodie C. Asel is seeking her second term as Division IV circuit judge.

What's the job: Division IV Circuit Judge Within the 13th Circuit Court

What's the job: County Treasurer

A closer look at the responsibilities of the Boone County treasurer

What's the public administrator's job?

The public administrator assumes responsibility over estates for persons who are unable to assume those duties.

What's the commissioner's job?

What's the job: Boone County Sheriff

The sheriff patrols the county, responds to resident's calls and investigates crimes.

The assessor's job

The county assessor is an elected official responsible for developing and maintaining a current list of all taxable real and tangible personal property in Boone County and assessing the property annually.

Elkin cites roads, law enforcement as 'paramount'

Long-time Hallsville resident running unopposed for third term.

Schauwecker prepares for sixth term as assessor

GIS system key to tracking county property, he says.

Miller says economy will challenge county

Karen Miller is running unopposed for a fifth term as Boone County Southern District commissioner. She said the biggest challenge facing the county over the next four years will be the slowdown in the economy.

ANALYSIS: Missouri gubernatorial race a contrast in campaign strategies

Republican Kenny Hulshof has introduced a new policy almost weekly since the start of the Missouri gubernatorial race, while Democrat Jay Nixon has stuck to three basic messages: the economy, health care and higher education.

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