Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

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Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held 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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Missouri State Senate. The Republican Party increased their hold on the chamber with a net gain of two seats, increasing their total from 23 to 25. The Democratic Party maintained their nine seats. The two vacant seats in the chamber were filled during the general election.

Incumbents retiring

A total of five incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

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 held the majority in the Missouri State Senate:

Missouri State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 9 9
     Republican Party 23 25
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 34 34

Qualifications

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.
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

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

Two major party candidates faced 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%) faced primary competition on June 3. Five incumbents (31.3%) did not seek re-election in 2014 and another 10 (62.5%) incumbents up for election advanced past the primary without opposition. One seat, District 22, was vacant and was not filled before the general election. The state senators facing primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

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

List of candidates

District 2

Note: Incumbent Scott Rupp (R) did not seek 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:

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Republican Party Bob Onder: 37,607 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Keaveny: 29,041 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Courtney Blunt: 11,206

District 6

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mollie Freebairn: 9,937
Republican Party Mike Kehoe: 37,561 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Will Kraus: 31,432 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Schieffer: 13,856
Republican Party Jeanie Riddle: 28,871 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Note: Incumbent Brad Lager (R) did not seek 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:

Republican Party Dan Hegeman: 39,006 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maria Chappelle-Nadal: 30,203 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Christine LaPorta (write-in): 1,869

District 16

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dan Brown: 31,829 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brian Munzlinger: 39,460 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jay Wasson: 40,191 Green check mark transparent.png

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:

Democratic Party Jeff Roorda: 18,774
Republican Party Paul Wieland: 22,208 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Note: Incumbent John Lamping (R) did not seek 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:

Democratic Party Jill Schupp: 28,022 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jay Ashcroft: 26,196
Libertarian Party Jim Higgins: 1,727

District 26

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lloyd Klinedinst: 13,808
Republican Party Dave Schatz: 37,219 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mike Parson: 34,573 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bob Dixon: 27,207 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ron Richard: 32,558 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Stuber: 18,923
Republican Party Rob Schaaf: 24,139 Green check mark transparent.png

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