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VOTER GUIDE: Candidates for five statewide elected official races in Missouri

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Published: Oct. 25, 2020 at 3:00 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2020 at 11:07 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The general election is less than two weeks away. Missourians will have a chance to vote on several political candidates, in addition to ballot issues.

For the Nov. 3 election, voters can choose candidates for five statewide elected official races: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Attorney General.

Here’s a list of candidates running in each of the fives races, in addition to links to their websites or other campaign pages:

(*Denotes incumbent)

GOVERNOR

Mike Parson (Republican)*

Nicole Galloway (Democrat)

Rik Combs (Libertarian)

Jerome Bauer (Green)

Mike Parson took over as the governor of Missouri in May 2018 after being elected as lieutenant governor in 2016. He is challenged by state auditor Nicole Galloway, Libertarian candidate Rik Combs and Green Party candidate Jerome Bauer.

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Mike Kehoe (Republican)*

Alissia Canady (Democrat)

Bill Slantz (Libertarian)

Kelley Dragoo (Green)

Mike Kehoe assumed office as lieutenant governor in May 2018 after serving in the Missouri State Senate for eight years. His bid for re-election comes against Alissia Canady, a member of the Kansas City City Council, in addition to Libertarian candidate Bill Slantz and Green Party candidate Kelley Dragoo.

SECRETARY OF STATE

Jay Ashcroft (Republican)*

Yinka Faleti (Democrat)

Carl Freese (Libertarian)

Paul Lehmann (Green)

Paul Venable (Constitution)

Jay Ashcroft has served as the Missouri Secretary of State since January 2017. Challengers include Democrat candidate Yinka Faleti, Libertarian candidate Carl Freese, Green Party candidate Paul Lehmann and Constitution Party candidate Paul Venable.

TREASURER

Scott Fitzpatrick (Republican)*

Vicki Englund (Democrat)

Nicholas Kasoff (Libertarian)

Joseph Civettini (Green)

Scott Fitzpatrick, a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, has served as the Missouri treasurer since 2016. One of his challengers, Vicki Englund, has also served in the Missouri House of Representatives. Libertarian candidate Nicholas Kasoff and Green Party candidate Joseph Civettini are also running for treasurer.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Eric Schmitt (Republican)*

Rich Finneran (Democrat)

Kevin Babcock (Libertarian) (no campaign website)

Eric Schmitt is seeking a second term as attorney general of Missouri and previously served as the state treasurer. He is opposed by Democrat candidate Richard Finneran and Libertarian candidate Kevin Babcock.

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