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Florissant Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Florissant and St. Louis County.

As we close in on the August primary and look ahead to November’s elections, Florissant Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. 

In addition to our own coverage, we will be inviting candidates in every race to upload information about their campaigns directly to this site. You will definitely want to bookmark this page for updates.

U.S. Senate

Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign. 

The fiercely-fought GOP primary will see U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood) as McCaskill's opponent.

The "Tea Party" movement will also be a factor in the campaign, with one activist's comments about drawing added scrutiny and security for McCaskill. 

Congress

Redistricting brought on by the latest Census results has eliminated one of Missouri's congressional districts, to see who will represent the city of St. Louis and areas south, along with portions of St. Louis County stretching from the Florissant to Creve Coeur.

Clay own the primary and will face Robyn Hamlin in November.

Missouri's new Second district is guaranteed to see someone new elected, with Rep. Akin's decision to run for the Senate. come into the fold to support her, enough so that it helped push Ed Martin to change races.

Wagner would face one of a field of largely-unknown Democrats, none of whom has attracted support from national party leaders. 

St. Louis County Council 

, but he will face Libertarian Jeff Coleman in November. 

Florissant State Representatives

The Florissant area has three state representative races to look toward for August and November. 

  

For District 69, Rep. Margo McNeil has to wait until November for her big challenge and that's where her focus lies. Republican Glen Lindemann challenges her seat.

State Senate (District 13)

With Sen. Tim Green being term limited this year, Sen. Tim Green has put his support behind Walsh and serves as her treasurer for her campaign. 

She will face Republican Jacquelyn Thomas in November.

Issues

In August, voters will be asked to decide on a measure proposing "a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a citizen's right to pray and worship on public property and reaffirming a citizen's right to choose any or no religion," according to the state law calling for the vote.  earlier this year.

The fate of statewide ballot issues will not be decided until later this summer.

Voters in the St. Louis County Public Library system will be asked to vote on a measure which to fund improvements at facilities system-wide.

The Candidates

As we mentioned above, candidates from every race impacting Florissant voters have been invited to load their campaign's profile on Patch.

In some cases, campaigns did not respond and the information has been gathered by a Patch editor.  Campaigns have 24 hours to check their submissions before they are published on Patch.

U.S. SENATE

Democrat

Republican

  • Todd Akin

Liberterian

  • Jonathan Dine

U.S. CONGRESS 

District 1

Democrat

  • William Lacy Clay

Republican

Libertarian

  • Robb E. Cunningham

GOVERNOR

Democrat 

Republican

Libertarian

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Democrat

Republican

Libertarian

  • Matthew Copple

Constitution 

  • Cynthia Davis

SECRETARY OF STATE

Democrat

  • Jason Kander

Republican

Libertarian

  • Cisse Spragins

Constitution

  • Justin Harter

STATE TREASURER

Democrat

Republican

Libertarian

  • Sean O'Toole

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Democrat 

  • Chris Koster

Republican

  • Ed Martin

Libertarian

  • Dave Browning

STATE REP. DISTRICT 67

Democrat

  • Rep. Steve Webb

No GOP candidate in Primary or General Election

STATE REP., DISTRICT 68

Democrat

Republican

STATE REP., DISTRICT 69

Democrat

Republican

  • Glen Lindemann

STATE REP., DISTRICT 74

Democrat 

  • Sharon L. Pace

STATE SENTATE, DISTRICT 13

Democrat 

Republican

  • Jacquelyn Thomas

ST. LOUIS COUNTY COUNCIL 

District 4

Democrat

  • Michael O'Mara

Libertarian

  • Jeff Coleman
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Sonny Pondrom November 05, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Sharpie - Thank you for the head-up. Yes, all parties deserve to be heard. It is a mistake to let just 2 parties debate. They have entirely to much control over the debate process. It is a grave mistake to let them control who may debate. In addition, they should not be allowed to see the questions before hand. We don't want to see them performing to someone else's words. Also, the selection of questions needs to change. They should not be chosen in order to pander to a large group of voters. Rather, they should be on the major problems effecting our future.
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