Candidates locked in for county, district and statewide offices

General Election

The candidate filing period has ended for county, district, and statewide offices subject to the August primary election. Information on the Secretary of States’ website shows there are nine candidates for Sixth District Congressman.

The list includes five Democrats, three of whom filed yesterday. The most recent filings were by David Blackwell of Smithville, Kyle Yarber of Gladstone, and Matthew McNabney of Kansas City.

They join previously filed candidates for Congress: Travis Gonzalez of Trenton and Edward Dwayne Fields of Kansas City. There’s no change among the Republican candidates: incumbent Sam Graves of Tarkio is being challenged by Kyle Reid of Louisiana and Christopher Ryan of Liberty.

The only person to file in the Libertarian Party was a Cameron resident, Russ Lee Monchil. Candidates winning their party nomination in the August 2nd primary advance to the November 8th election.

There are two races within the Republican party for area state representatives.

Filing yesterday was Homer Lee Curtis of Cameron who is seeking the house seat now held by J Eggleston of Maysville, who is seeking re-election. The second house district involves four counties: Harrison, Daviess, Gentry, and DeKalb.

No additional candidates filed for other house of representative seats. There’s a race for 7th district representative between Rusty Black of Chillicothe and John Myers of rural Trenton. Both are Republicans. There’s no Democratic candidate for Mike Lair’s house seat. Lair is not eligible due to term limits.

Two other Republican incumbents, Nate Walker of Kirksville in the 3rd house district and Jim Neely of Cameron in the 8th house district, are unopposed for the primary and general elections.

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