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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
Sonny Pondrom July 31, 2012 at 01:16 PM
If have not registered to vote in Missouri for the November 6 Election, or changed your name/address, the Board of Registration has several places to register in the Florissant area. In addition, you must be 18 years or older. Registration is being held at the Florissant library and Community College. If you live in Florissant, contact sonny@pondrom.org for the next time and the location nearest you. It may take 7 days to receive your confirmation receipt.
dan August 01, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Does the Dems know that where BROKE. That's means pocket's only have lint. IT'S TIME TO LOOK AT THIS REAL CLOSE, If anyone cares, Question is do you really???????
Sonny Pondrom August 01, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Registration will be available at the Florissant Community College in the Student Center today (Aug 1) from 10AM to 2PM.
Rahib August 01, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Yes, we are broke, which doesn't even begin to explain why Romney wants another unfunded tax break for millionaires. If those jokers cannot agree on what to cut, then we do have a revenue problem.
jk August 05, 2012 at 12:05 AM
We need to stop the unbelievable spending in DC. It's not so much the income (taxes) as what's being spent (budget - of which congress hasn't passed one on 3 years!)
Sonny Pondrom August 05, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Hi jk, The Republicans are sticking together on the budget. They are naming post offices, limiting abortion, trying to repeal Obama Care, etc. but, while this will hurt the American economy and job growth now, in the long run it is the best way to get back in control. Sit tight, they believe America will be better off next year. Romney says the upper class will get a tax break - maybe the middle class too.
Michael Knabe August 05, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Jobs are the key to more revenues not squeezing more out of hard working americans. The so called 1% already pay 38% of taxes collected .The bottem 40% pay nothing. Creating more jobs is the way. If you squeeze corperations and the rich job creation suffers .Im just a blue coller worker but understand the rich create jobs , and I benifit from it . Ive never created a job. Im greatfull to big corperations and the rich who give me the chance to raise my family in the greatest country in the world.
Sonny Pondrom August 06, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Voter registration for the General election is still available at the Florissant Valley Community college from 10AM to 2 PM on several days this week.
Theresa Terri Sinopole McDonnell October 28, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I will vote down ANY tax increases, as we, the people are Taxed Enough Already! And I think Michael Knabe may have the best common sense view on this page. The wealthy create jobs, it makes no sense to punish them for creating it. After all, wouldn't YOU like to be wealthy one day? Or maybe you enjoy working 3 part time jobs.
Sonny Pondrom October 28, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Theresa believes that "The wealthy create jobs, it makes no sense to punish them for creating it. After all, wouldn't YOU like to be wealthy one day?" I can't understand why so few jobs were created after the Fed taxes were cut in 2000's? More jobs were created in the 1990s. "The wealthy create jobs, it makes no sense to punish them for creating it. After all, wouldn't YOU like to be wealthy one day?" Whoever created the debt should pay for it. As far as being wealthy one day, it would not take $250,000 a year to make me happy. If everyone would pitch in, then I would agree to pay more taxes.
Theresa Terri Sinopole McDonnell October 28, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Well good luck getting BHO to pay for his 13 trillion! LOL..I really have no issue with paying my taxes. Being a small business owner I'm sure I pay more than most on the Patch. However, I DO raise issue with how are tax dollars are spent! Too many entitlements. Do you realize that 47% of men are on entitlements for some kind of disability? When I was young, this was something to be ashamed of. Now they brag about it (while going up to HD to pick up a load of drywall).
Sonny Pondrom October 29, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Thereas - I have not observed so many men on entitlements. Maybe because of the recession. Do you have a creditable source for the 47% statement?
Sonny Pondrom October 29, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I think the mystery of why Mr. Romney will not release past tax returns. It is based on his commercial, 'I love cars. In fact, My dad was the CEO of a car company'. Some wrote a book based on the Mitt Romney op-ed, "Let Detroit go Bankrupt" in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/opinion/19romney.html I don't have a ref. to the book, but what I remember is Mitt wanted the auto industry to go bankrupt so that Bain Capital could profit. They bought 25 auto parts manufactures and moved 24 of them to China. The $115 M profit was moved to an island of the coast of France. And this tax avoidance is why Mitt will never release his tax records.
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Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:43 AM
Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
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.
Sonny Pondrom November 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM
One other thing that upset me during the first debate. Over and over again, one of the debaters interrupted the moderator and refused to stop speaking out of turn. This is an example of how this would be leader is going to listen to the people. If elected, this leader would act like a "king", not a president.
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:34 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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