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Primary election is next Tuesday

Voters will go to the polls this coming Tuesday, Aug. 7, to vote in the primary election. Because most races have no opponents in another party, the primary election will determine the winner of the race who will take office in January 2019.

On the Republican ballot, running for state representative in Dist. 146 are Tony LaForest and Barry D. Hovis. Running for associate circuit judge in Circuit 32, Division 3, are Brandon A. Cooper and Frank E. Miller. Vying for the position of Cape County presiding commissioner are incumbent Clint Tracy and challenger Jo Wayne (JW) Strack. Running for Cape County Prosecuting Attorney are Mark J. Welker and William H.M. Bryant.

Republicans also will be asked to select their candidate to run for U.S. Senate (Claire McCaskill’s seat) in November. The choices include: Tony Monetti, Austin Peter-sen, Josh Hawley, Fred Ry-man, Christina Smith, Kristi Nichols, Bradley Krembs, Ken Patterson, Brian G. Hagg, Courtland Sykes and Peter Pfeifer.

For state auditor, Republicans will be asked to choose from Kevin M. Roach, David Wasinger, Paul Curtman and Saundra McDowell.

Byrd 2 voters will be asked to select a committeeman from either T. Robin Cole III or Leonard Fritz Sander, Jr.

Democrats will choose from a list of seven candidates for U.S. Senator. They include Carla (Coffee) Wright, Angelica Earl, Leonard Joseph Steinman II, John Hogan, Travis Gonza-lez, David Faust and incumbent Claire McCaskill.

In the City of Cape Girardeau, Democrats will choose a committeemen for Ward 6 from a list of two: Walter Wildman and Michael Masterson.

Voters will be asked on Proposition A whether the State should adopt Senate Bill 19, the “Right-to-Work” legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2017. Voting “Yes” will allow workers to take jobs without being forced to join unions. (Those who want to join unions still will be able to, and union members can remain in them.)

Gordonville voters will be asked whether they support two measures in their village, regarding the discontinuation of the collection of sales tax on titling of motor vehicles, boats, trailers and outboard motors from other than a licensed Missouri dealer, and whether a use tax should be imposed instead.

In this issue of The Cash-Book Journal, you can find a sample ballot on page 8B, polling places listed on page 8B, and election preview of local candidates on pages 8-9A.

Gregory Dullum has worked for The Cash-Book Journal for more than 25 years. Prior to becoming the editor in May 2017, he was production manager, circulation manager and reporter. Before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1988, he was editor of the Saint Louis Park Sailor, a weekly community newspaper in suburban Minneapolis, MN. A native of Minnesota, he returned there after graduating with distinction in 1978 from Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, with a degree in mass communications. His wife, Marie, whom he met in college, is a native of Zalma, a small town in southeast Missouri. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. Gregory may be reached at

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