August 7th is the Missouri primary election. Voters will be selecting their party’s candidate for various state offices that day. But locally we’ll also be be selecting candidates for our party to face an opponent in other parties in the November general election. The reality is locally the winner of the Democratic primary rarely faces an opponent from another party in the General election. This year there will be a few races not finalized until November.
Uncontested: Circuit Attorney, Public Administrator, various committeeman and committeewoman positions within the Democrat, Green & Republican parties. The complete list of candidates can be found here:
- Vernon Betts faces incumbent James W. (Jim) Murphy and David (DA) Mosley.
- The winner in the Democratic primary will face Republican Robert V. Sternberg on November 6th
- Democrats: Alfred J. “Fred” Wessels Jr., Brian Anthony Wahby, Tishaura O. Jones and Jeffrey Boyd face each other, incumbent Larry Williams isn’t seeking another term thankfully.
- Greens: Don DeVivo and Anthony Stevens face each other.
- The winners of the Democratic & Green primaries will face Republican Tim Bachman on November 6th.
Committeeman & Committeewoman:
- Committeeman: Sterling Samuel Miller vs Azim Azid
- Committeewoman: Sharon Tyus vs Althea (Haywood) Harris
- Committeeman: 4-way race between Larry Middlebrook, David (DA) Mosley, Terrance “Terry” Buchanan, and John Saxton
- Committeeman: 3-way race between Johnnie Saddler, Calvin L. Garner, and Anthony Bell
- Committeeman: Edward McFowland vs Offong R. Ahmed
- Committeewoman: Tina Sparkling vs Norma Leggette
- Committeewoman: Penny V. Hubbard vs. Tonya Finley
- Democratic Committeeman: John Maxwell vs Damon A. Jones
- Republican Committeeman: John L. Hubb vs Matthew Hanses
- Committeeman: Michael A. “Mike” Chance vs Robert J. Shelli
- Committeeman: Daniel Morgan vs Christopher W. Rowley
- Committeeman: Michael W. Huett vs Nicholas Willard
- Committeeman: Jake Koehr vs. Frederick A. Hodes
- Committeeman: Kerry D. Wilson vs Michael Watson
- Committeewoman: Jamilah Nasheed vs. Audrey Larkin
- Green Committeeman: Don DeVivo vs Barry Watkins
- Democratic Committeeman: Nora “Tumaini” Neal vs Angela D. Miles
- Committeewoman: Kay Ross Gage vs Shameem Hubbard