Monday, August 2, 2010

Election Tomorrow--Democrat ballot


The Democrat ballot is where most of the action is locally. Most races have no Republican filed to run. So this primary election is the chance to make your voice heard with regard to the local representatives to the state and county. This is edited for the Southland voter. You will find a link to the KCMO ballot for all at the bottom, along with other useful links.

FOR U.S. SENATE
Francis J. Vangeli
Robin Carnahan
Richard Charles Tolbert

FOR STATE AUDITOR
Susan Montee
Abdul Akram

FOR U.S.REPRESENTATIVE
5th District: Emanuel Cleaver, II

FOR STATE SENATE
8th District: No Candidate Filed

10th District: Jolie L. Justus
10th District: Jim Lepper

FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Again, I have edited this for Southland voters. The districts are highly gerrymandered. For example, Grandview has two State Rep districts within its city limits. Your voter registration card will tell you which district you are in. None of our races are as interesting as the District 40 contest between John Joesph Rizzo and Will Royster in the old Northeast of KCMO.

45th District: Jason R. Holsman

46th District: Darrell Curls
46th District: John T. Maloney
46th District: Kevin McManus
46th District: Geoff Gerling

48th District: Gavin Fletchall

50th District: Bill Clinton Young
50th District: Michael R. Brown
50th District: MD Alam Rabbi


FOR COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Mike Sanders

FOR COUNTY LEGISLATURE
This is really quite odd. The way the Jackson County Legislature works is that there are 6 districts and then there are 3 at-large districts. The boundaries for the at-large districts lay over the boundaries for the 6 districts. Very confusing. Who thought up this mess? Again, edited for the southland.

1st District At Large:
Ray Salva Jr.
1st District At Large:
Theresa Garza Ruiz
(OK, at first I thought we didn't vote in the 1st District at-large race, but then, why would Theresa Garza-Ruiz waste money and time with a sign at Red Bridge and Holmes?)

2nd District At Large:
Henry C. Rizzo
2nd District At Large:
Crystal Williams
2nd District At Large:
Patricia Flucas

3rd District At Large: (The majority of South KC is covered by this at-large district)
Fred Arbanas
3rd District At Large:
Terry M. Riley

FOR COUNTY LEGISLATURE

4th District: Dan Tarwater III

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would prefer you say "Democratic ballot". "Democrat", used as an adjective is an uneducated-sounding usage that Republicans often use to turn the word "Democrat" into a kind of pejorative much the same way they have with "liberal".

the observer said...

Dear Anon:
I have heard it both ways. Leaving it as it is for now.

May consult a style book for definitive answer, and align with convention.

Can't deny I lean right, however. Take that for what you will.

The Observer

the observer said...

This article takes a pretty balanced look at the situation:
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/08/07/060807ta_talk_hertzberg

T.O.