Tag: special election

Voters in St. Louis’ 8th Ward set to pick new Alderman

Voters in the 8th Ward will choose their new representative for the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. Polls in the ward, which will represent parts of three neighborhoods around Tower Grove Park— Shaw, Southwest Garden and Tower Grove East — are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The seat has been vacant since November, when veteran Alderman Stephen Conway resigned to become the city’s assessor. The special election pits Annie Rice, an independent, […]

Republicans handed first special election defeat amid Greitens scandal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In an interview with the Morning Consult last week, Governor Eric Greitens wouldn’t say if he thought the Missouri Republican Party could hold all four seats in Tuesday’s special elections, saying “That’s up to the voters. … What I can tell you is Republican policies are working.” The voters, it seems, may see things a little differently, as Republicans failed to hold all four seats as their Democratic counterparts came up […]

Election Night 2017: Cierpiot surges to victory in SD 8 special

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Election Day has officially come and passed, and there will now be two new members joining the Missouri Legislature. But the biggest headline from Election Day across Missouri is Rep. Mike Cierpiot now becoming Senator-elect Cierpiot, following a decisive victory over up-and-comer Democrat Hillary Shields and potentially ending the political career of independent candidate Jacob Turk. To our friends, family and supporters…THANK YOU! This was a hard fought race and I’m […]

Can the legislature call a special election? Constitution, cases say yes

By Rachael Herndon Dunn JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading Missouri political minds are buzzing about the legislature being able to set a special election by resolution without the signature of the governor, citing the Constitution being upheld by Missouri Supreme Court cases. The discussion arises from talks of Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal being expelled from the Senate after a Facebook comment saying she believed the President of the United States should be expelled. Const. of 1875, Art. […]