August 2 Missouri Primary Election Results from FOX 2 News

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Fox 2 News has compiled some brief notes on the races in the August 2 primary.

Want to learn more about the offices and propositions appearing on your local ballot? TheSt. Louis Post-Dispatch and League of Women Voters have partnered to put together a voters’ guide on nearly 160 races and more than 320 candidates across the area. You can compare candidates, learn more about their positions, and read the full text of the propositions being decided.

U.S. SENATE

REPUBLICAN
Roy Blunt is finishing his first term in the U.S. Senate. He’s facing opposition in the primary from Ryan Luethy, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Bernie Mowinski (Ret.), and Kristi Nichols.

DEMOCRAT
The field consists of Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, who is finishing his first term in the office, as well as Cori Bush, Robert Mack, and Chief Wana Dubie.

GOVERNOR

REPUBLICAN
This is the most hotly contested race in the primary election. The candidates are: former Speaker of the Missouri House (and first woman to hold the position) Catherine Hanaway, current three-term Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, St. Louis businessman John Brunner, and former Navy SEAL and founder of “The Mission Continues” Eric Greitens. All polls show this race to be tight and too close to call.

DEMOCRAT
Current two-term Attorney General Chris Koster is facing Eric Morrison, Leonard Joseph Steinman II, and Charles B. Wheeler in the primary. At last check, Koster is sitting on more than $10 million in his campaign chest, compared to less than a million dollars in any one of the four Republican candidates’ campaign coffers.

LT. GOVERNOR

REPUBLICAN
There are three candidates in this race: Bev Randles, the former chair of Missouri Club for Growth, is a Sikeston native but is currently works as a Kansas City attorney. Mike Parson is the former Sheriff of Polk County and a two-term state senator. The final candidate is Arnie Deinoff, a perennial candidate, especially in St. Charles County.

DEMOCRAT
There are three candidates in this race: former Congressman Russ Carnahan, who was a late entry into the race, is up against State Rep. Tommie Pierson Sr. (current pastor at Greater St. Mark Family Church in Ferguson), and political newcomer Winston Apple.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

REPUBLICAN
Judging by the TV ads, this could be considered the second most hotly contested race in the state, as State Senator Kurt Schaefer faces University of Missouri law professor Josh Hawley.

DEMOCRAT
St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman and Cass County Prosecutor Teresa Hensley are in the running for this opportunity. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has endorsed Zimmerman. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce has come out in support of Hensley.

SECRETARY OF STATE

REPUBLICAN
Three people are running for the nomination. Jay Ashcroft is the son of former governor and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. State Senator Will Kraus is an Army veteran who served in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. And Roi Chinn is a small business owner from St. Louis.

DEMOCRAT
There are three people running for this nomination: former Channel 4 news anchor Robin Smith, MD Rabbi Alam, an Iraq war veteran from the Kansas City-area, and Bill Clinton Young.

TREASURER

DEMOCRAT
Two people are running in this race, for the opportunity to face State Senator Eric Schmitt, who is running unopposed on the Republican side. The candidates are Judy Baker, a former state representative. She is a business owner and former economics teacher. She is opposed by Pat Contreras is a SLU graduate, former diplomat, and current member of the Jackson County Veterans Task Force.

U.S. CONGRESS (1ST DISTRICT)

DEMOCRAT
Incumbent Lacy Clay is facing two opponents: State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal and perennial candidate Bill Haas.

REPUBLICAN
Business professor Steven Bailey faces bail bondsman Paul Berry III.

ST. LOUIS CITY CIRCUIT ATTORNEY

DEMOCRAT
No Republicans are running, so the winner of the Democratic primary will take office in January. There are four candidates in the race. Mary Pat Carl and Patrick Hamacher are current assistant circuit attorneys. Carl is the lead homicide prosecutor, while Hamacher serves in the armed offender unit. The next candidate, Steve Harmon, is a former St. Louis police officer, St. Louis Municipal Court prosecutor, and current in-house counsel for the St. Louis Public Schools. And finally, Kimberly Gardner is a licensed nurse, a former St. Louis Assistant Circuit Attorney, and a current state representative.

JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF

REPUBLICAN
Three men are running for the Republican nomination to replace long-time Sheriff Glenn Boyer. Dave Marshak and Ron Arnhart currently serve in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Sean Cooper is presently the second-in-command in the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. The winner will face Steve Meinberg, a Democrat who is running unopposed.

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF

REPUBLICAN
Three men are running to replace longtime Sheriff Gary Toelke. The winner will take office in January because no one is running in the Democratic primary. The candidates are: Steve Pelton, a business owner with 25 years of experience in law enforcement. Dan Page, a former U.S. Army Reservist and St. Louis County police officer, says he’ll take his salary for the first year and reinvest it into deputy training. And Jason Grellner is well-known for his anti-drug efforts, especially against methamphetamine.