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State, County Races Shape Up for August Primary

With the filing season closed, the statewide campaign season begins for the August primary, November general elections.

With April’s municipal election out of the way, voters and citizens are turning their attention toward the August primary and November general elections.

The filing for the county and statewide offices closed last week, and the race toward August has taken off.

In St. Louis County, two libertarians, Theodis Brown and Jeff Coleman, have challenged incumbent Previously, attorney Leslie Broadnax had filed to challenge the seat, but her name was removed from the filing on March 2.

However, Broadnax informed Patch that with the redistricting of the county’s district, her house was no longer included in the 4th district. She wrote in an email that she has a “federal and state lawsuit pending to be allowed to run based on Missouri Supreme Court rules.”

In state races, , in order to advance to the November general and contest Republican Jacquelyn Thomas.

In District 67, Rep. Steve Webb will face a challenge from Tony Weaver in August, while in District 68 Rep. Bert Atkins faces a three-way race with Florissant Ward 4 Councilman Keith English and Todd Hoffman challenging him for the seat. One of the three will face Republican Rekha Sharma for the seat in November.

In District 69, Rep. Margo McNeil will be able to focus on November as she faces Republican Glen Lindemann for the seat.

The August primary will be Aug. 7, while the general election will be Nov. 6.

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