Candidate filing for Missouri’s August primary began February 25th, with a total of 349 candidates visiting the Secretary of State’s office on the first day to ensure their name will be on the August 4th ballot.
“We’re grateful to all the candidates who filed at our office yesterday,” Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said. “It’s inspiring to see the number of individuals willing to run for public office and serve the people of Missouri.”
Of the 349 candidates that filed yesterday, the party affiliation broke down to 216 Republican, 125 Democrat, six Libertarian, one Green and one Constitution.
For the District 32 Missouri State Representative seat, Republican incumbent Jeff Coleman of Grain Valley has filed for re-election. As of February 26th, Coleman is unopposed.
Candidates for U.S. and state offices, along with some judges, are required to file in person at the Secretary of State’s office at 600 W. Main St. in Jefferson City. Candidate filing will continue through March 31st during regular office hours, 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
Candidates who filed on the first day were given a random number to determine the order their name will appear on the ballot. Candidates filing from now until March 31st will be placed on the ballot in order of their filing time. Exceptions for in-person filing will be made for candidates that are active duty members of the armed services or unable to appear in person due to physical disabilities.
For a current list of filed candidates, visit s1.sos.mo.gov/candidatesonweb.