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Voters in Shelby County as well as elsewhere in Missouri will go to the polls next Tuesday, August 4 to make their choices for the various elective offices. Also on the ballot will be the Constitutional Amendment No. 2 which was proposed by initiative petition. This amendment would allow Medicaid expansion in the State.
It will be necessary for voters to choose a ballot listing candidates for Democratic, Republican, Green, Libertarian or Constitution party. The constitutional amendment will be on all ballots.
For Governor: Democrats will choose between Nicole Galloway, Jimmie Matthews, Antoin Johnson, Eric Morrison or Robin John Daniel Van Quaethem. Republicans will choose between Raleigh Ritter, incumbent Mike Parson, James W. (Jim) Neely or Saundra McDowell. Unopposed on the Green ballot is Jerome Howard Bauer and unopposed on the Libertarian ballot is Rik Combs.
For Lieutenant Governor: Democrats will choose between Gregory A. Upchurch and Alissia Canady. Republicans will choose between Arnie C. AC Dienoff, incumbent Mike Kehoe, Aaron T. Wisdom and Mike Carter. Unopposed on the Green ballot is Kelley Dragoo and unopposed on the Libertarian ballot is Bill Slantz.
For Secretary of State: There is no opposition in any party. Running on the Republican ticket is incumbent John R. (Jay) Ashcroft. Democratic candidate is Yinka Faleti. Green candidate is Paul Lehmann. Libertarian candidate is Carl Herman Freese. Constitution candidate is Paul Venable.
For State Treasurer: There is no opposition in any party. Running on the Republican ticket is incumbent Scott Fitzpatrick. Democratic candidate is Vicki Lorenz Englund, Green candidate is Joseph Civettini. Libertarian candidate is Nicholas (Nick) Kasoff.
For Attorney General: Democrats will choose between Rich Finneran and Elad Gross. Unopposed on the Republican ballot is incumbent Eric Schmitt and unopposed on the Libertarian ballot is Kevin C. Babcock.
For U.S. Representative, District 6: Democrats will choose between Ramona Farris, Charles West, Gena L. Ross, Henry Martin and Donald Robert Sartain. Republicans will choose between incumbent Sam Graves and Chris Ryan. Running unopposed on the Libertarian ticket is Jim Higgins.
For State Representative, District 5: Running unopposed on the Republican ballot is incumbent Louis Riggs.
For Eastern District Commissioner: Running on the Democratic ticket is incumbent Tom Shively. There is no Republican candidate.
For Western District Commissioner: There is no opposition in either party. Running on the Democratic ticket is incumbent Larry P. Roberts. Republican candidate is Terry Mefford.
For Sheriff: Republicans will choose between Arron Fredrickson, Raymond E. Barton and Brad Wilt.
Cole Hinshaw’s name is on the ballot but he has withdrawn from the race. Running unopposed on the Democratic ticket is Chris Ehrenreich.
Running unopposed in both the Primary and General Elections will be incumbent Republicans, Assessor Liz Miles, Public Administrator Susan Wilt; and Democrat Coroner Corey G. Eagan.