Missouri State Senate elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 5, 2008, and a general election on November 4, 2008.[1] 17 of the chamber's 34 seats were up for election.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Missouri State Senate, a candidate must be:[2]

  • At least 30 years of age
  • Qualified Missouri voter for three years before election
  • Resident of the district which he is chosen to represent for 1 year before election
  • Is not delinquent in the payment of any state income taxes, personal property taxes, real property taxes on the place of residence as stated in the declaration of candidacy
  • is not a past or present corporate officer of any fee office that owes any taxes to the state.
  • Has not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony or misdemeanor under the federal laws of the United States of America.
  • Has not been convicted of or found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under the laws of Missouri.
  • In addition to any other penalties provided by law, no person may file for any office in a subsequent election until he or the treasurer of his existing candidate committee has filed all required campaign disclosure reports for all prior elections.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Joan Barry Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Jim Lembke Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joan Barry: 44,146
Republican Party Jim Lembke: 44,216 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Dennis Riche Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Kevin Engler Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Riche: 29,917
Republican Party Kevin Engler: 42,551 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Rodney R. Hubbard: 6,142
  • Robin Wright-Jones: 6,238 Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Libertarian Party August 5 Libertarian primary:
  • Robert Christophel Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robin Wright-Jones: 57,796 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Robert Christophel: 5,248

District 7

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Kevin Leeseberg Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Jane Cunningham: 7,058 Approveda
  • Neal C. St. Onge: 2,404
  • Gina Loudon: 5,823

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevin Leeseberg: 34,347
Republican Party Jane Cunningham: 54,702 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Yvonne S. Wilson Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Yvonne S. Wilson Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Victor Callahan Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Victor Callahan Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Timothy P. Green Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Libertarian Party August 5 Libertarian primary:
  • Eric S. Harris Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timothy P. Green: 70,933 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eric S. Harris: 6,238
Independent Arnie C. Dienoff (write-in): 1

District 15

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Steve Eagleton: 5,124
  • James Trout: 5,161 Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Eric Schmitt Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Trout: 42,469
Republican Party Eric Schmitt: 51,366 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Sandra Aust Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Luann Ridgeway Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandra Aust: 44,578
Republican Party Luann Ridgeway: 50,451 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Chuck Graham Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Kurt Schaefer Approveda
Libertarian Party August 5 Libertarian primary:
  • Christopher W. Dwyer Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chuck Graham: 42,732
Republican Party Kurt Schaefer: 44,265 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Sadeghi Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Bill Stouffer Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Sadeghi: 26,643
Republican Party Bill Stouffer: 47,285 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Larry Willis Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Tom Dempsey Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Larry Willis: 33,613
Republican Party Tom Dempsey: 50,821 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • M. Shane Stoelting Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Robert Mayer Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party M. Shane Stoelting: 22,952
Republican Party Robert Mayer: 43,232 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Linda Sanders Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Jason Glennon Crowell Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Sanders: 27,308
Republican Party Jason Glennon Crowell: 49,059 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Jack Goodman Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jack Goodman Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Chris Benjamin Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • David Pearce Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Benjamin: 36,658
Republican Party David Pearce: 49,059 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Eric Reeve Approveda
Republican Party August 5 GOP primary:
  • Chuck Purgason Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric Reeve: 25,997
Republican Party Chuck Purgason: 53,529 Green check mark transparent.png

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