Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

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Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Missouri State Senate2014 Missouri House Elections
Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of five incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Scott Rupp Ends.png Republican Senate District 2
Jolie Justus Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 10
Brad Lager Ends.png Republican Senate District 12
John Lamping Ends.png Republican Senate District 24
Brian Nieves Ends.png Republican Senate District 26

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Missouri State Senate:

Missouri State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 9 Pending
     Republican Party 23 Pending
     Vacancy 2 Pending
Total 34 34

Qualifications

Candidate Ballot Access
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To be eligible to serve in the Missouri State Senate, a candidate must be:[1]

  • 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.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 11 (64.7%) of the 17 districts up for election, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of two Democrats and nine Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in six (35.3%) of the 17 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of two incumbents (12.5%) will face primary competition on June 3. Five incumbents (31.3%) are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 10 (62.5%) of the current 16 incumbents up for election will advance past the primary without opposition. One seat, District 22, is vacant and will not be filled before the general election. The state senators facing primary competition include:

  • District 4: Incumbent Joe Keaveny is challenged by Bonnie Lynn Green in the Democratic primary. The winner will be unopposed in the general election unless a Republican candidate is nominated to replace Courtney Blunt, who was disqualified before the primary.
  • District 16: Incumbent Dan Brown is challenged by Bernie Mowinski in the Republican primary. The winner will be unopposed in the general election.

Retiring incumbents

Five incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 12 are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, one Democrat and four Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on July 20, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 2

Note: Incumbent Scott Rupp (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 4

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 6

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Mike Kehoe - Incumbent Kehoe first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 8

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Will Kraus - Incumbent Kraus first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 10

Note: Incumbent Jolie Justus (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 12

Note: Incumbent Brad Lager (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 16

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 18

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 20

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Jay Wasson - Incumbent Wasson first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 22

Note: This seat is currently vacant.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 24

Note: Incumbent John Lamping (R) is not seeking re-election.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
Libertarian Party August 5 Libertarian primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 26

Note: Incumbent Brian Nieves (R) is not seeking re-election after withdrawing his candidacy.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 28

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Mike Parson - Incumbent Parson first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 30

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Bob Dixon - Incumbent Dixon first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 32

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ron Richard - Incumbent Richard first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 34

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Rob Schaaf - Incumbent Schaaf first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

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