Sunday, August 01, 2004

Who I'll Be Voting For

Our primary elections here in Missouri will be taking place on Tuesday. Here's a listing of who I'll be voting for, and one that is too close to call right now. These last few days are where a negative ad can change my vote against the one who goes negative.

U.S. Senator:
Nancy Farmer

Claire McCaskill

Lieutenant Governor:
Bekki Cook

Secretary of State:
Robin Carnahan

State Treasurer (finally a Y chromosome - I look like freaking Emily's List so far!)
Jason Klumb

Attorney General:
Jay Nixon

U.S. Representative, 5th District:
Emanuel Cleaver II

State Representative:
Jenee Lowe

Constitutional Amendment 1:
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to authorize floating gambling facilities on or adjacent to the White River in Rockaway Beach, Missouri, to be licensed and regulated consistent with all other floating facilities in the State of Missouri, with fifty percent of the state revenues generated in the current year to be used for uniform salary supplement grants to all high quality teachers employed in priority schools, and the remaining state revenues generated in the current year to be distributed to all priority school districts on a per pupil basis for capital improvements to education facilities? This constitutional amendment will generate annual direct gaming revenue ranging from $39.9 to $49.0 million for the state and $10.2 to $12.4 million for the local government, subject to local voter approval and licensing by the State Gaming Commission. The amount of indirect revenue or expense, if any, is unknown.


Constitutional Amendment 2:
Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that to be valid and recognized in this state, a marriage shall exist only between a man and a woman? The estimated fiscal impact of this proposed measure to state and local government is $0.


Kansas City Question 1:
For the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition, development, construction, operation and maintenance of a Downtown Arena and appurtenant facilities, including costs of land, infrastructure, design, engineering, finance and furnishing and equipping the same, shall the City of Kansas City be authorized to impose the following license fees, all as defined by Chapter 40 of the Code of Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri: up to $1.50 per occupied sleeping room per day on all hotels, motels and tourist courts, in place of the existing fee authorized by Section 40-111 of the Code of Ordinances, and up to $4.00 per rental of a passenger vehicle per rental day on all rental car agencies, in addition to existing fees currently authorized by Section 40-165 of the Code of Ordinances, provided that $0.50 of the passenger vehicle rental fee shall be paid to a general notfor-profit organization, with whom the City has contracted, and which is incorporated in the state and located within the city limits, established for the purpose of promoting the city as a convention, visitors and tourist center and which shall use the funds for such purpose? The City is authorized to impose the license fee on hotels, motels and tourist courts and the portion of the license fee on rental car agencies not reserved for promotion of the city as a convention, visitors and tourist center until all project financing for the Downtown Arena is fully paid.


Jackson County Prosecutor:
Kathy Finell, or
Mike Sanders

Jackson County Sheriff:
Tom Phillips

Committeeman, 8th Ward:
Stephen Bough

Committeewoman, 8th Ward:
Andrea Bough


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pretty much agree with your choices, other than the Cleaver one. I really really don't like all the negative ads that Jamie Metzl has, but Cleaver is very much pro-life, and Jamie is pro-choice. Which makes all the difference in the world to me.

-Janet Sader

8/01/2004 9:06 AM  
Blogger Dan said...


If I thought that Cleaver were against the right to choose, I would be supporting Metzl, too. But here's what I understand to be Cleaver's position on choice: "He believes in a woman's right to choose an abortion and is content with the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade."|Dan|N

8/01/2004 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, he served on the Advisory Board of Missouri Citizens for Life, which was affiliated with the National Right-To-Life Committee. Have his views changed since then?


8/01/2004 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want someone to fight for my choice, not just sit passivily and hope it works out for the best.


8/01/2004 4:23 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Janet - I didn't know that about Cleaver. I understand your concerns. In this instance, however, I will continue to support Cleaver because I know and trust him. If I didn't have personal experience with him, though, I might be a lot more hesitant.

8/01/2004 6:44 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I was thinking of doing a post just like this. I did post about how I would be voting amendment 1 and 2.

8/01/2004 9:05 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I have now posted who and how I will be voting.

8/02/2004 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I can't say that I wish any of your candidates success in November, and I hope that you're on the losing side of both amendments, good post!

8/03/2004 11:07 AM  

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