Vincent Jennings

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Vincent Jennings
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Candidate for
Governor of Missouri
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolWashburn Rural High School (1973)
Bachelor'sMissouri State University (1997)
Vincent Jennings (b. August 14, 1955) is a Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of Missouri in the 2016 elections.[1] He was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 157 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[2]

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.[3]


Early life

Jennings is the son of an Air Force family.[4] 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, eBay in 1999 and in 2001. Jennings wrote, directed and produced the movie Abbey of Thelema in St. Louis, Missouri. In this film, Jennings detailed his seven-year inovlvement with a religious cult and subsequent time as a cult exit counselor.[5][6]



Jennings is a candidate for Governor of Missouri in the 2016 elections.[1] The general election will be held on November 8, 2016.


Missouri House

See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives 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. Vince Jennings was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Moon defeated Julie Ruzicka in the Republican primary. Moon faced Jennings in the general election.[7][8] Incumbent Moon defeated Jennings in the general election.[9]

Missouri House of Representatives District 157, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Moon Incumbent 76.1% 6,407
     Democratic Vince Jennings 23.9% 2,011
Total Votes 8,418

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.


Jennings ran unsuccessfully for county assessor in 2000.[5]


Jennings ran unsuccessfully in the 1996 election for the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 142.[5]


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 and has nine grandchildren.[5]

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