Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Final Day Filing


A flurry of late filings for Missouri's August primary includes local longshot, virtually unknown candidates from both sides of the aisle.

Darrel D. Day of 2444 North Delaware in Springfield filed for the Republican nomination for Treasurer. The St. Joseph News Press is reporting that Day previously ran as a Democrat against U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan in 2002. That newspaper also reports a prior Associated Press account that Day spent a day in jail for violating his probation after a felony stealing conviction. Looks like it's safe to call Sen. Brad Lager of Savannah, the favorite for the G.O.P. nod.

Republican Jeff Parnell filed for Congressman Ike Skelton's seat in the 4th Congressional district. Parnell hails from Rogersville and owns and operates a tire company in Springfield. He ran for the seat in 2004 and was defeated in the primary. Parnell will have to defeat two other Republicans to get a shot at Skelton. Congressman Roy Blunt and Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson will run unopposed in their respective G.O.P. primaries.

In the 29th State Senate district, Sen. Jack Goodman essentially won re-election Tuesday, by having no opponents file against him from either party.

In Springfield, District 139th representative Shane Schoeller got a last-minute opponent. Janet Adams of Willard filed as a Democratic candidate against Schoeller Tuesday. Both will run unopposed in the primary. Adams appears to be an unknown in Democratic party politics. Incumbent Republican Rep. Bob Dixon is the only Springfield representative running completely unopposed.

In Nixa, Democrat Ron Shawgo filed for Rep. Jay Wasson's seat in the #141st district. It appears Shawgo operates a small glass studio on Main Street in Nixa.

1 comment:

Democratic Insider said...


I don't know who your sources are in the Democratic Party, but they don't know much.

Janet Adams has been a long time Activist & Volunteer in the Greene County Party. She also serves on the Central Committee from Murray Township. She's also been a community activist.

I think it's time for you to find a source in the Party that actually belongs to the Party.