Vincent Jennings

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Vincent Jennings
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Candidate for
Missouri House of Representatives, District 157
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolWashburn Rural High School, 1973
Bachelor'sMissouri State University, 1997
CandidateVerification
Vincent Jennings (b. August 14, 1955) is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 157 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[1]

Jennings was an Independent candidate for election to the U.S. House representing the 7th Congressional District of Missouri. He dropped out of the race on November 20, 2013, and gave his endorsement to Jim Evans.[2]

Biography

Jennings was the son of an Air Force family.[3] In 1973, he graduated from Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kansas. Following graduation, he worked as a missionary until 1977. He then worked in the pizza business and attended the Longview campus of Metropolitan Community College in Missouri in 1981. In 1983, Jennings moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he served on the board of the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation in 1986. He opened an antique shop in 1992 and began attending Missouri State University in 1993. In 1997, he graduated with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in business. Jennings then ran in Missouri state and local elections. He also worked for the Springfield-News Leader for two years, at eBay in 1999 and Amazon.com in 2001. Jennings wrote, directed and produced the movie Abbey of Thelema in St. Louis, Missouri.[4][5]

Jennings was also involved in a religious cult for seven years. After leaving the cult, he worked as a cult exit counselor. He has also lectured on cults and is considered an expert in the field.[6]

Elections

2014

Missouri House

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Vince Jennings was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Moon defeated Julie Ruzicka in the Republican primary.[7][8]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 157 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Moon Incumbent 55.1% 3,308
Julie Ruzicka 44.9% 2,696
Total Votes 6,004

U.S. House

See also: Missouri's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Jennings dropped out of the race in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Missouri's 7th District. Jennings ran as an Independent.

2000

Jennings ran unsuccessfully for county assessor in 2000.[4]

1996

Jennings ran unsuccessfully in the 1996 election for the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 142.[4]

Personal

In 1974, Jennings married Sally Knipple. They later divorced, and he married Elaine Keithley in 1984. They also divorced. Jennings and Kathryn Keithley married in 2012. Jennings is the father of nine children. He has nine grandchildren.[4]

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