August 2014 Primary Election & Issues

First thing you need to know: in Missouri, we have open primaries. This means there is no such thing as a “registered Democrat” or a “registered Republican.” On the day of the primary election, you choose either a party ballot (Democratic, Republican, Libertarian Party or Constitution Party) or an “independent” ballot.  If you choose an “independent” ballot, the only thing you’ll vote on is the ballot issues.  If you choose a party ballot, you’ll vote for the person within that party who will run for that office in the November election and you will also be able to vote on the ballot issues. There are five ballot issues that all Missourians will have a chance to vote on,  one that is just for Boone County voters, and a few others for people living in certain cities and school districts within Boone County.

  • Statewide Ballot Issues
  • Boone County and other small-district ballot issues
  • Democratic Party Candidates
  • Republican Party Candidates
  • Libertarian Party Candidates
  • Constitution Party Candidates

 

The League of Women Voters of Missouri has put together an Issues Guide on the following state issues. While LWV does not endorse candidates, we can and do endorse or oppose ballot issues. We have taken a position on some of these issues, as an organization, based on our general positions on issues, after much discussion and a vote at our annual meeting. Individual League members may not always agree on every stance the LWV takes, but every position is arrived at through the same process.

On ALL ballots in Missouri:

 

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1
Proposed by the 97th General Assembly
(First Regular Session)
CCS No. 2 SS HCS HJR Nos. 11 & 7
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural production and ranching practices shall not be infringed?
The potential costs or savings to governmental entities are unknown, but likely limited unless the resolution leads to increased litigation costs and/or the loss of federal funding.
YES
NO
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 5
Proposed by the 97th General Assembly
(Second Regular Session)
SCS SJR No. 36
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to include a declaration that the right to keep and bear arms is a unalienable right and that the state government is obligated to uphold that right?
State and local governmental entities should have no direct costs or savings from this proposal. However, the proposal’s passage will likely lead to increased litigation and criminal justice related costs. The total potential costs are unknown, but could be significant.
YES
NO

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 7
Proposed by the 97th General Assembly
(Second Regular Session)
SS HJR No. 68
Should the Missouri Constitution be changed to enact a temporary sales tax of three-quarters of one percent to be used solely to fund state and local highways, roads, bridges and transportation projects for ten years, with priority given to repairing unsafe roads and bridges?
This change is expected to produce $480 million annually to the state’s Transportation Safety and Job Creation Fund and $54 million for local governments. Increases in the gas tax will be prohibited. This revenue shall only be used for transportation purposes and cannot be diverted for other uses.
YES
NO
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 8
Proposed by the 97th General Assembly (Second Regular Session)
HJR No. 48
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to create a “Veterans Lottery Ticket” and to use the revenue from the sale of these tickets for projects and services related to veterans?
The annual cost or savings to state and local governmental entities is unknown, but likely minimal. If sales of a veterans lottery ticket game decrease existing lottery ticket sales, the profits of which fund education, there could be a small annual shift in funding from education to veterans’ programs.
YES
NO
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 9
Proposed by the 97th General Assembly (Second Regular Session)
SCS SJR No. 27

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that the people shall be secure in their electronic communications and data from unreasonable searches and seizures as they are now likewise secure in their persons, homes, papers and effects?
State and local governmental entities expect no significant costs or savings.
YES
NO

On ALL ballots in Boone County:

Proposition EPIC:
Shall Boone County, Missouri, impose a new county-wide sales tax at a rate of one-eighth of one percent for the purposes of providing funding for parks, recreation, and economic development, including the Central Missouri Events Center at the Boone County Fairgrounds, to include the acquisition, improvement, construction, and equipping of facilities for said purposes and operating the same? The authorization for this sales tax shall expire on December 31, 2020.
YES
NO

On ALL ballots in the City of Ashland:

Shall the City of Ashland, Missouri, issue its combined waterworks and sewerage system revenue bonds in the amount of 7 million dollars for the purpose of purchasing, constructing, extending and improving the combined waterworks and sewerage system of the City and acquiring any land and easements necessary
therefor, and the principal of and interest on said revenue bonds to be payable solely from the revenues derived by the City from the operation of its combined waterworks and sewerage system, including all future extensions and improvements thereto?
YES
NO

On ALL ballots within the Harrisburg R-VIII School District of Boone and Howard Counties, Missouri:

PROPOSITION 1
Shall the boundary lines between the Fayette R-III School district and the Harrisburg R-VIII School District be changed?
The following described land shall be moved from Fayette R-III School District and will be detached there from and made a part of the Harrisburg R-VIII School District effective August 5, 2014: Forty (40.0) acres, m/l being the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; Forty (40.0) acres, m/l being the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Five (5) acres, being the Southwest part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, lying South of the present road, all being situated in section 27, Township 51, Range 14, Howard County, Missouri. One (1.00) acre, m/l in the Northwest corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 51, Range 14.
Also the following described land now in the Harrisburg R-VIII School District will be detached there and from and made a part of the Fayette R-III School District effective August 5th, 2014: All of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼) of Section 27, Township 51 North, Range 14 West, Howard County, Missouri. Except: eight (8) acres as shown by survey recorded in Book 27, Page 57 of the Howard County Records. Except: five (5) acres as shown by survey recorded in Book 23, Page 13 of the Howard County Records. The above described tract contains twenty-six (26) acres more or less.
YES
NO

On ALL ballots within the Fayette R-III School District of Howard and Boone Counties, Missouri:

PROPOSITION I
Shall the boundary lines between the Fayette R-Ill School District and the Harrisburg
R-VIII School District be changed?
The following described land shall be moved from Fayette R-III School District and will be detached there from and made a part of the Harrisburg R-VIII School District effective August 5, 2014: Forty (40.0) acres, m/l being the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; Forty (40.0) acres, m/l being the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter, and Five (5) acres, being the Southwest part of the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, lying South of the present road, all being situated in section 27, Township 51, Range 14, Howard County, Missouri. One (1.00) acre, m/l in the Northwest corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 27, Township 51, Range 14.
Also the following described land now in the Harrisburg R-VIII School District will be detached there and from and made a part of the Fayette R-III School District effective August 5th, 2014: All of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of Section 27, Township 51 North, Range 14 West, Howard County, Missouri. Except: eight (8) acres as shown by survey recorded in Book 27, Page 57 of the Howard County Records. Except: five (5) acres as shown by survey recorded in Book 23, Page 13 of the Howard County Records. The above described tract contains twenty-six (26) acres more or less.
YES
NO

 

Moving on to the party ballots – contested offices, where you’ll need to choose a candidate during the primary election, are in bold.

On Democratic Party ballots in Boone County, in addition to the ballot issues above:

For U.S. Representative, District 4: Nate Irvin

For State Representative – this depends on which state legislative district you are in. To check, use the County Clerk’s website to look yourself up.

  • District 44: Thomas (Tom) Pauley
  • District 45: Kip Kendrick
  • District 46: Stephen Webber
  • District 47: John Wright

For Associate Circuit Judge (Circuit 13, Division 5), Vote for ONE:

     Robert L. Fleming
     Finley Gibbs
     Kimberly Shaw

For Associate Circuit Judge (Circuit 13, Division 9): Michael W. Bradley

For Associate Circuit Judge (Circuit 13, Division 10): Leslie Ann Schneider

For Associate Circuit Judge (Circuit 13, Division 11): Deborah Daniels

For Presiding Commissioner: Daniel K. Atwill

For County Clerk: Wendy S. Noren

For Clerk of the Circuit Court: Christy Blakemore

For Recorder of Deeds, Vote for ONE:

     Nora Dietzel
     Lois Miller

For Prosecuting Attorney: Dan Knight

For County Auditor: June E. Pritchford

For Collector of Revenue: Brian C. McCollum

On Republican Party ballots in Boone County, in addition to the ballot issues above:

For State Auditor: Tom Schweich

For United States Representative, District 4, Vote for ONE:

     Vicky Hartzler
     John Webb

For State Representative, District 44: Caleb Rowden

For State Representative, District 47, Vote for ONE:

     Charles (Chuck) Basye
     Elizabeth (Betsy) Phillips

For State Representative, District 50: Caleb Jones

For Circuit Judge (Circuit 13, Division 4): Jodie Asel

For Associate Circuit Judge (Circuit 13, Division 5), Vote for ONE:

      Michael R. Whitworth
     Doug Shull

For Presiding Commissioner: James B. Pounds

For Recorder of Deeds: Lisa Ballenger

For Collector of Revenue: Cheri Toalson Reisch

For Republican Commiteeman, Columbia Ward 2, Vote for ONE:

     Dale Parmer
     C. Ben Basye

For Republican Committeeman, Columbia Ward 4, Vote for ONE:

     Roger Fries
     Dan Anderson

For Republican Committeewoman, Columbia Ward 4, Vote for ONE:

     Beverley Fries
     Kristen B. Anderson

For Republican Committeeman, Columbia Ward 6, Vote for ONE:

     Phil Stoll
     Cory McMahon

For Republican Committeeman, Columbia Township, Vote for ONE:

     Bruce Summers
     Russ Walker

For Republican Committeeman, Katy Township, Vote for ONE:

     Charles (Chuck) Basye
     Jon Klaas

For Republican Committeeman, Rocky Fork Township, Vote for ONE:

     Mitchell Cowan
     Steven Spellman

 

On Libertarian Party ballots in Boone County, in addition to the ballot issues above:

For State Auditor: Sean O’Toole

For United States Representative, District 4, Vote for ONE:

     Randall (Randy) Langkraehr
     Herschel L. Young

 

On Constitution Party ballots in Boone County, in additon to the ballot issues above:

For State Auditor: Rodney Farthing

 

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