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Ladue-Frontenac Voters Guide for the Nov. 6, 2012, Election

Everything you need to know leading up to Election Day on Nov. 6.

 

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Ladue-Frontenac and St. Louis County.

As we close in on November’s elections, Patch.com is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town.  

In addition to our own coverage, we will be inviting candidates in every race to upload information about their campaigns directly to this site. You will definitely want to bookmark this page for updates.
 

U.S. Senate

Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign. 

The fiercely-fought GOP primary saw U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), emerge victorious, only to be under fire a few weeks later because of comments he mde in a television interview regarding pregnancy and rape.

A September 25 deadline for candidates to petition their removal from the November ballot has come and gone, meaning Rep Akin will be the party's nominee despite calls from state and national leaders in the Repubican Party to drop out.

Congress

Redistricting brought on by the latest Census results eliminated one of Missouri's congressional districts, forcing incumbents Willliam "Lacy" Clay and Russ Carnahan to square off in a bitter primary election that Rep. Clay won handily.

Clay advances to the November general election where he's considered an overwhelming favorite against Robyn Hamlin.

Missouri's new Second district is guaranteed to see someone new elected, with Rep. Akin's decision to run for the Senate. Former RNC Co-Chair and U.S. Ambassador Ann Wagner used deep financial support and considerable backing from party leaders to nudge Ed Martin out of a primary contest, and then defeated former Webster Groves city councilman Dr. Randy Jotte in August.

Wagner will face South County Democrat Glenn Koenen, who ran in the party primary against Harold Whitfield, and which required a recount to confim a margin of just under 50 votes.

ISSUES

Voters in the St. Louis County Public Library system will be asked to vote on a measure which would call for a 6 cent tax increase to fund improvements at facilities system-wide.

St. Louis County voters will also be asked to fund a $0.19 tax levy increase for the Special School District.

STATEWIDE BALLOT ISSUES

  • Proposition A, which if passed, would put the City of St. Louis Police Department under local control.
  • Constitutional Amendment 3, would reform the judicial selection process in Missouri at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals level. Proponents of the amendment have abandoned their campaign for the measure, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing bias in the ballot language approved by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnhan.
  • Proposition B, would increase tobacco taxes $0.0365 per cigarette and 25% of the manufacturer's invoice price for roll-your-own tobacco and 15% for other tobacco products, according to the ballot language. Estimated revenues of at least $283 million would fund public education in Missouri along with smoking prevention programs.
  • Proposition E would prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature.

The Candidates

As we mentioned above, candidates from every race impacting Creve Coeur voters have been invited to load their campaign's profile on Patch.

In some cases, campaigns did not respond and the information has been gathered by a Patch editor. It is not too late to upload your campaign's data here. Campaigns have 24 hours to check their submissions before they are published on Patch.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Democrat

  • Barack Obama

Republican

  • Mitt Romney

Libertarian

  • Gary Johnson

U.S. SENATE

Democrat

  • Claire McCaskill

Republican

  • Todd Akin

Libertarian

  • Jonathan Dine

U.S. CONGRESS 

District 1

Democrat

  • William Lacy Clay

Republican

  • Robyn Hamlin

Libertarian

  • Robb E. Cunningham

 

District 2

Democrat

  • Glenn Koenen

Republican

  • Ann Wagner

Libertarian

  • Bill Slantz

Constitution

  • Anatol Zorikova

GOVERNOR

Democrat 

  • Jay Nixon

Republican

  • Dave Spence

Libertarian

  • Jim Higgins

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Democrat

  • Susan Montee

Republican

  • Peter Kinder

Libertarian

  • Matthew Copple

Constitution 

  • Cynthia Davis

SECRETARY OF STATE

Democrat

  • Jason Kander

Republican

  • Shane Schoeller

Libertarian

  • Cisse Spragins

Constitution

  • Justin Harter

STATE TREASURER

Democrat

  • Clint Zweifel

Republican

  • Cole McNary

Libertarian

  • Sean O'Toole

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Democrat 

  • Chris Koster

Republican

  • Ed Martin

Libertarian

  • Dave Browning

STATE REP. DISTRICT 71

Democrat

  • Susan Meredith

No GOP candidate in Primary or General Election

STATE REP., DISTRICT 88

Democrat

  • Jill Schupp 

No GOP candidate in Primary of General Election

STATE REP., DISTRICT 87

Democrat

  • Stacey Newman

No GOP candidate in Primary of General Election

ST. LOUIS COUNTY COUNCIL 

District 2

Democrat

  • Kathleen Kelly Burkett

Republican

  • Oren Walton

MISSOURI SUPREME COURT

  • George W. Draper III

COURT OF APPEALS-EASTERN DISTRICT

  • Gary M. Gaertner, Jr.
  • Sherri B. Sullivan
  • Robert Clayton
  • Lawrence E. Mooney

21st CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE

  • Thea A. Sherry Division 5
  • Douglas R. Beach Division 6
  • David L. Vincent Division 9
  • Michael T. Jamison Division 10
  • Michael D. Burton Division 16
  • Joseph L Walsh Division 17
  • Richard C. Bresnahan Division 18
  • Colleen Dolan Division 20

21st CIRCUIT COURT ASSOCIATE JUDGE

  • Mary Bruntrager Schroeder Division 32
  • Dale W Hood Division 34
  • John N. Borbonus Division 35
  • John R. Essner Division 37
  • Sandra Farragut-Hemphill Division 42
  • Joseph S. Duecker Division 43

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