Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Your August 2nd Primary Election Ballot

We've got more elections this year, Saint Louis City. The next one is a Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. **Please check your polling location as the new ward/precinct maps are in effect and your polling place may have changed.**

On election day, you will be asked which one of six ballot styles you want – Republican, Democrat, Constitution, Libertarian, Green Party, or Non-Partisan (only the issues). In this blog, we'll only be looking at the Democratic candidates with links out to their campaign websites.

US Senator

Lewis Rolen (D)
Gena Ross (D)
Carla Coffee Wright (D)
Josh Shipp (D)
Spencer Toder (D) - Endorsed by Pro-Choice Missouri and STL Young Dems
Lucas Kunce (D) - Endorsed by Pro-Choice Missouri and 4th Ward Democrats (24WPD) - read the statement on the attack ad from Busch-Valentine here
Jewel Kelly (D)
Clarence (Clay) Taylor (D) 
Pat Kelly (D)
Trudy Busch Valentine (D) - read more on endorsements here
Ronald (Ron) William Harris (D)

This race is to replace the current Senate seat held by Roy Blunt (R) who has decided not to seek another term. Personally, I have endorsed Lucus Kunce in this race.

MO State Auditor

Dr. Alan Green - unopposed in Primary

US Rep District 1

Ron Harshaw
Michael Daniels
Cori Bush - incumbent - see Rep Cori's official website here
Earl Childress
Steve Roberts - read more on credible rape/assault allegations here

I have endorsed Rep. Cori Bush in this race.

MO State Senate District 4

Karla May - unopposed in Primary

State Rep District 82

Donna M.C. Baringer  - unopposed

State Rep District 84

Wiley "Chip" Price IV - incumbent
Del Taylor

In our ward, depending on where you live, you will only see either HD82 or HD84 on your ballot. HD 82 is precincts 04/06 (Ellendale), 04/07 (Clifton Heights), 04/08, 04/09, and 04/10 (Lindenwood Park). HD 84 is precincts 04/01 (Hi-Pointe), 04/02 (Clayton-Tamm), 04/03 & 04/03 (Cheltenham), and 04/05 Franz Park -- I have endorsed Rep. Wiley Price in this race.

STL City

Collector of Revenue, License Collector, and Recorder of Deeds all unopposed in the Primary

Prop S - vote "YES" for a $160 million, zero tax rate change bond issue for SLPS improvements

Prop Fvote "YES" to support changing the city charter to increase the maximum fine for violations of city ordinances regarding protection of environmental conditions from $500 to $1,000.

Both these ballot issues have also been endorsed by the ward organization and the St. Louis City Democratic Central Committee.

Polls will be open from 6am to 7pm on Tuesday, August 2nd. Make a plan to vote now! Remember to check your polling location as it may have changed. New voter ID laws do not take effect till after this election. More on that to come...