Tuesday’s Primary Election will give Missouri voters the choice of a number of candidates – but only on one party ticket or the other.
Voting will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. at assigned polling spots in Southern Boone – Rock Bridge Elementary, the Ashland Senior Center or the Ashland Optimist Club.
Voters choosing the Democratic ballot will have fewer serious choices in state races, however, there are six names on the ballot for the Boone County Commission Southern District race.
Candidates include: Ted Farnen, Brianna Lennon, Trevor Fowler, Ann Peters and Sid Sullivan. Ashland Mayor
Gene Rhorer’s name is still on the ballot, however, Rhorer suspended his campaign two weeks ago and threw his support to Farnen.
Other county races – from sheriff to treasurer – are unopposed, with the exception of the Public Administrator’s race which pits Chimene Schwach against Sonja Boone. There is no Republican candidate in this race – so either Schwacch or Boone will be elected.
If voters choose to pull a Republican ballot, they could make a difference in a hot race for the party’s November candidate for Missouri Governor.
Catherine Hanaway, Eric Greifens, John Brunner and Peter Kinder are all polling well in a race that many say is still up in the air. The winner will likely face Democrat – and former Republican – Chris Koster in November.
The Republican ballot for the Southern Boone County Commissioner is a three-way race between Fred Parry, Matt Cavanaugh and James Pounds. The winner will face the Democratic nominee in November.
Of course, as in any election, there are a few names you might not have heard of on the ballot.
Chief Wana Dubie, of Salem, is on the Democratic ballot for United States Senate. While Jason Kander is expected to win the Democrats’ nomination and face incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt in the fall, Chief Wana Dubie could smoke out a few voters who have a sense of humor.