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Missouri’s primary election will be held tomorrow, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voters to choose their party’s candidates for the Nov. 8 general election.

Voters may find their polling site on the website of the Greene County Clerk’s Office.

In this story, candidates are in the order they appeared on the list published on the clerk’s office website.

On the candidate list, there are no contested primary races for any county office.

Only a single Republican filed for the offices of Clerk of the Circuit Court, Collector of Revenue, County Auditor, County Clerk, Presiding Commissioner and Prosecuting Attorney.

For the Recorder of Deeds office, one Republican, Cheryl Dawson-Spaulding, who is the incumbent, and one Democrat, Melissa Miller, will go head-to-head in the November general election.

Of the uncontested county candidates, Bryan Feemster alone is not the incumbent; he seeks to replace Clerk of the Circuit Court Tom Barr, who is leaving the position to run for a Missouri House seat.

State representatives

For State Representative offices in the county, there is a contested primary in District 132, where Republicans Stephanos Freeman and Swayne Loftis are facing off to determine who will compete against Democrat Crystal Quade in November. Another contested representative race is in District 137, pitting Darin Chappell against Thomas R. (Tom) Barr for the Republican nomination. There is no Democratic candidate.

Uncontested races are on the ballot for District 130 and 131, each of which has a single Republican and no Democrat running for office.

In each of Districts 133, 134, 135 and 136, a single Democrat and a single Republican are running.

In State Senate District 20, two candidates, Brian Gelner and Curtis Trent, are running for the Republican nomination, with no Democrat filing. In State Senate District 30, Republicans Angela Romine and Lincoln Hough are competing for the nomination. The winner in District 30 will face Democrat Raymond Lampert in the general election.

U.S. Representative

For U.S. Representative, three Democrats, one Libertarian and eight Republicans are running.

The candidates are:

  • Bryce F. Lockwood, Democrat
  • John M. Woodman, Democrat
  • Kristen Radaker-Sheafer, Democrat
  • Kevin Craig, Libertarian
  • Alex Bryant, Republican
  • Audrey Richards, Republican
  • Camille Lombardi-Olive, Republican
  • Eric Burlison, Republican
  • Jay Wasson, Republican
  • Mike Moon, Republican
  • Paul Walker, Republican
  • Sam Alexander, Republican
U.S. Senate

Running for U.S. Senate are one member of the Constitution party, 12 Democrats, one Libertarian and 21 Republicans.

They are:

  • Paul Venable, Constitution
  • Carla Coffee Wright, Democrat
  • Clarence (Clay) Taylor, Democrat
  • Gena Ross, Democrat
  • Jewel Kelly, Democrat
  • Josh Shipp, Democrat
  • Lewis Rolen, Democrat
  • Lucas Kunce, Democrat
  • Pat Kelly, Democrat
  • Ronald (Ron) William Harris, Democrat
  • Scott Sifton, Democrat
  • Spencer Toder, Democrat
  • Trudy Busch Valentine, Democrat
  • Jonathan Dine, Libertarian
  • Bernie Mowinski, Republican
  • Billy Long, Republican
  • C.W. Gardner, Republican
  • Curtis D. Vaughn, Republican
  • Darrell Leon McClanahan III, Republican
  • Dave Schatz, Republican
  • Dave Sims, Republican
  • Dennis Lee Chilton, Republican
  • Deshon Porter, Republican
  • Eric Greitens, Republican
  • Eric McElroy, Republican
  • Eric Schmitt, Republican
  • Hartford Tunnell, Republican
  • Kevin C. Schepers, Republican
  • Mark McCloskey, Republican
  • Patrick A. Lewis, Republican
  • Rickey Joiner, Republican
  • Robert Allen, Republican
  • Robert Olson, Republican
  • Russel Pealer Breyfogle Jr., Republican
  • Vicky Hartzler, Republican
State offices

Two Republicans, David Gregory and Scott Fitzpatrick, are competing for State Auditor. The winner of Tuesday’s State Auditor primary will face Democrat Alan Green and Libertarian John A. Hartwig Jr. in November.

Some ballots will also decide party precinct committee positions.


Some Greene County voters will be asked to decide on propositions or questions as well as candidates.

Two questions face voters in the city of Republic. The first asks them to extend an existing sales tax of one-quarter of 1% for a period of 25 years to fund park operations, and the other asks them to extend another tax in the same amount to pay for capital improvement projects in the city’s parks.

In the Ash Grove Fire Protection District, voters will decide whether the district can issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $1.65 million for fire facilities and/or equipment.

Voters in Clever in Christian County face a question on the issuance of waterworks and sewerage system revenue bonds of $3.5 million.

Absentee voting for the Aug. 2 election began  June 21.


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