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Town and Country, Manchester Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Manchester, Town and Country and St. Louis County.

As we close in on the August primary and look ahead to November’s elections, Town and Country-Manchester 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 likely see U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman or Frontenac businessman John Brunner emerge 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. 

In the meantime, dueling .

Congress

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. 

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 to the Maryland Heights border with Creve Coeur.

The primary winner will be an overwhelming favorite against either Robyn Hamlin or Martin Baker 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 that to fund improvements at facilities system-wide.

The Candidates

As we mentioned above, candidates from every race impacting Town and Country and Manchester 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
  • Robert Poole
  • Jerry Beck 

Liberterian

  • Jonathan Dine

U.S. CONGRESS 

District 1

Democrat

  • William Lacy Clay
  • Candice Britton

Republican

  • Martin Baker

Libertarian

  • Robb E. Cunningham

District 2

Democrat

  • Marshall Works
  • George Weber
  • Harold Whitfield
  • Glenn Koenen

Republican

  • Ann Wagner
  • John Morris
  • James Baker

Libertarian

  • Bill Slantz

Constitution

  • Anatol Zorikova

GOVERNOR

Democrat 

Republican

Libertarian

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Democrat

  • Dennis Weisenburger
  • Fred Kratky
  • Jackie Townes McGee
  • Becky Lee Plattner

Republican

  • Brad Lager
  • Mike Carter
  • Charles Kullmann

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
  • Adam Warren

Libertarian

  • Dave Browning

STATE REP. DISTRICT 71

Democrat

No GOP candidate in Primary or General Election

STATE REP., DISTRICT 88

Democrat

  • (running unopposed in the primary and general)

STATE REP., DISTRICT 99

Democrat

Republican

  • Andrew Koenig

ST. LOUIS COUNTY COUNCIL 

District 2

Democrat

Republican

  • Oren Walton

MISSOURI RIVER TOWNSHIP COMMITTEEMAN

Republican

Democrat

QUEENY TOWNSHIP COMMITTEEMAN

Republican

Democrat

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP COMMITTEEMAN

Republican

  • Judy Hon
  • Norman Baxter
  • Nick Phillips

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