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Missouri House of Representatives, District 36
Nola Wood was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 36 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[1]


A St. Louis native, Wood owns a small insurance business and works as a mentor. She attended Wichita State University and Wichita Bible College. Wood has volunteered with Shoal Creek Living History Museum, Missouri Town 1855, and served on the board of Friends of Missouri Town. She has served on the board of Terrace Lake Gardens Homes Association and Clay/Platte Home Educators. She is currently a leader in the worship and hospitality ministries of Or HaOlam Messianic Congregation. She is married and has three children.[2]


Campaign themes


Wood's 2011 special election campaign website emphasized several key policy positions and campaign themes:

  • "Reform taxes to grow good jobs"
  • "Respect and protect each human life"
  • "Value and support the traditional family"
  • "Cut red tape to boost the economy"
  • "Offer educational freedom, local control"
  • "Pursue health care freedom and choices"



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. Incumbent Kevin McManus was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Nola Wood was unopposed in the Republican primary. McManus defeated Wood in the general election.[3][4]

Missouri House of Representatives District 36, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin McManus Incumbent 60% 4,715
     Republican Nola Wood 40% 3,146
Total Votes 7,861


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wood ran in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 37. Wood ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary ad was defeated by Joe Runions (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 37, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Runions 58% 9,813
     Republican Nola Wood 42% 7,110
Total Votes 16,923


Wood lost to Shalonn Curls (D) in the senate special election for District 9.[7][8][9]


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wood was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Jason Holsman.

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