Candidates file for county races

bbashioum@demo-mo.comFebruary 25, 2014 

Cass County Clerk Janet Burlingame, left, gives instructions to candidates filing for August’s Primary ballot for county races at the courthouse on Feb. 25.

PHOTOS BY BETHANY BASHIOUM/DEMOCRAT MISSOURIAN

Candidate filing opened for individuals looking to get their name on Cass County’s August primary ballot Feb. 25.

On the first day of filing, 15 candidates had filed, including:

• Meryl Lange and Stacey Lett, both Republicans, for Div. 3 Associate Circuit Judge.

• Mike Rumley, a Republican, for Div. 4 Associate Circuit Judge.

• Dan Olsen, a Republican, for Div. 5 Associate Circuit Judge.

• Ryan Wescoat and Ron Johnson, both Republicans, for Auditor.

• Kim York, a Republican, for Circuit Clerk.

• Pam Shipley, a Democrat, for Collector of Revenue.

• Janet Burlingame, a Democrat, and Mike Vinck, a Republican, for County Clerk.

• Jeff Cox and Dave Morris, both Republicans, for Presiding Commissioner.

• Ben Butler, a Republican, and Teresa Hensley, a Democrat, for Prosecuting Attorney.

• Mike Medsker, a Republican, for Recorder of Deeds.

In addition to the county races, candidates filing for Congress and state offices began this week at the state capital in the secretary of state's office.

All 163 state House seats are up for re-election, as well as 17 Senate seats. Republicans currently hold 108 seats in the House and have 24 of the Senate's 34 spots.

The state auditor's race is the only statewide contest on the ballot. Republican Auditor Tom Schweich is seeking re-election and has no announced Democratic opposition.

All eight of Missouri's U.S. House members also face re-election.

Filing for all the races will be open through 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.

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