MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 115: Buchheit-Courtway, Nugent seeking to succeed Gannon

MISSOURI HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRICT 115: Buchheit-Courtway, Nugent seeking to succeed Gannon

The Leader continues its Voters Guide for the Nov. 3 primary election. To assist an expected high number of people who wish to cast absentee and write-in ballots as early as possible, we will be posting profiles on candidates in contested races and ballot issues. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot or mail-in ballot is 5 p.m. Oct. 21; the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 7. For information, call the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office at 636-797-5486. The race is down to two to determine who will succeed Elaine Freeman Gannon as the District 115 representative in the Missouri House of Representatives. Gannon, a Republican from of De Soto, was prohibited from running for a fifth two-year term in the House because of the state’s term limit standards. She is a candidate for the Missouri Senate’s District 3. Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway of the Festus area won a three-way race in the Republican Party’s primary election in August, which set her up to face Cynthia D. Nugent of Bloomsdale in the Nov. 3 general election. Nugent ran unopposed in the Democratic Party’s primary. District 115 includes parts of south Jefferson County, northwest Ste. Genevieve County and northern St. Francois County. State representatives serve two-year terms. The pay is $35,915 per year, a weekly allowance for miles traveled going to and returning from meetings, and expenses for each day the General Assembly is in session. BUCHHEIT-COURTWAY, 44, lives in the Festus area. She and her husband, David, have five […]

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