Recommendations

Recommendation Process


MNEA members are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. The issues that unite them are protecting children and improving public education. These are the issues that drive MNEA’s and NEA’s candidate-recommendation process.

Because lawmakers’ decisions directly affect children and the education profession, MNEA needs to ensure that the candidates it supports measure up as advocates for public schools and the education employees who deliver the programs that shape America’s future. Candidates receive the recommendation of the MNEA-PAC by demonstrating a commitment to public education and upon the recommendation of local educators. For more information about the Missouri NEA Recommendation process please visit www.mnea.org/Missouri/PoliticalAction/21.aspx

How you vote is a personal decision; however, Missouri NEA leaders hope that, as you review the issues and positions of candidates, you will consider the recommendation of your fellow educators in the following elections.


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Missouri NEA Political Action Committee recommends candidates in August primary election


Missouri NEA abides by a recommendation process that evaluates candidates based on their values, not party affiliation. Recommend candidates whose values closely align with MNEA's beliefs and legislative platform, which include protecting the rights of students and education employees; ensuring every student has a qualified, caring teacher; and investing in public education so teachers have the tools they need to help drive student success.

The following pro-public education candidates are being recommended by the MNEA PAC for the Missouri Primary Election Aug. 4, 2020.

Constitutional Amendments:

YES ON Amendment 2 to Expand Medicaid  

Ballot Text of STATE OF MISSOURI CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 2 

Proposed by Initiative Petition Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:  

  • adopt Medicaid Expansion for persons 19 to 64 years old with an income level at or below 133% of the federal poverty level, as set forth in the Affordable Care Act;  
  • prohibit placing greater or additional burdens on eligibility or enrollment standards, methodologies or practices on persons covered under Medicaid Expansion than on any other population eligible for Medicaid; and  
  • require state agencies to take all actions necessary to maximize federal financial participation in funding medical assistance under Medicaid Expansion?   

Fiscal Note: State government entities are estimated to have one-time costs of approximately $6.4 million and an unknown annual net fiscal impact by 2026 ranging from increased costs of at least $200 million to savings of $1 billion. Local governments expect costs to decrease by an unknown amount.  

Statewide Offices

Ballot Name

Party

Position

Nicole Galloway

DEM

Governor

State Senate 

Doug Beck

DEM

State Senate - District 01

Elaine Gannon

REP

State Senate - District 03

Gregg Razer

DEM

State Senate-District 07

Barbara Washington

DEM

State Senate-District 09

John Rizzo

DEM

State Senate - District 11

Tommie Pierson Jr

DEM

State Senate-District 13

Deb Lavender

DEM

State Senate - District 15

Lauren Arthur

DEM

State Senate - District 17

Kathy Swan

REP

State Senate-District 27

Karla Eslinger

REP

State Senate-District 33

State Representative

Ballot Name

Party

Position

Maggie Nurrenbern

DEM

State Representative - District 015

Chris Brown

REP

State Representative - District 016

Mark Ellebracht

DEM

State Representative - District 017

Wes Rogers

DEM

State Representative - District 018

Ingrid Burnett

DEM

State Representative - District 019

Bill E. Kidd

REP

State Representative - District 020

Robert Sauls

DEM

State Representative - District 021

Yolanda Young

DEM

State Representative - District 022

Emily Weber

DEM

State Representative - District 024

Patty Lewis

DEM

State Representative - District 025

Ashley Bland Manlove

DEM

State Representative - District 026

Richard Brown

DEM

State Representative - District 027

Jerome Barnes

DEM

State Representative - District 028

Rory Rowland

DEM

State Representative - District 029

Rhonda R Dolan

DEM

State Representative - District 031

Keri Ingle

DEM

State Representative - District 035

Mark A. Sharp

DEM

State Representative - District 036

Kip Kendrick

DEM

State Representative - District 045

Martha Stevens

DEM

State Representative - District 046

Dale Schaper

REP

State Representative - District 063

Bill Otto

DEM

State Representative - District 065

Jay Mosley

DEM

State Representative - District 068

Gretchen Bangert

DEM

State Representative - District 069

Paula Brown

DEM

State Representative - District 070

LaDonna Appelbaum

DEM

State Representative - District 071

Doug Clemens

DEM

State Representative - District 072

Raychel C. Proudie

DEM

State Representative - District 073

Alan Gray

DEM

State Representative - District 075

Chris Carter

DEM

State Representative - District 076

Rasheen Aldridge Jr

DEM

State Representative - District 078

LaKeySha Bosley

DEM

State Representative - District 079

Peter Merideth

DEM

State Representative - District 080

Donna M.C. Baringer

DEM

State Representative - District 082

Jo Doll

DEM

State Representative - District 083

Wiley (Chip) Price IV

DEM

State Representative - District 084

Kevin Windham Jr.

DEM

State Representative - District 085

Joe Adams

DEM

State Representative - District 086

Ian Mackey

DEM

State Representative - District 087

Tracy McCreery

DEM

State Representative - District 088

Sarah Unsicker

DEM

State Representative - District 091

Ann L Zimpfer

DEM

State Representative - District 095

Erica Hoffman

DEM

State Representative - District 096

Trish Gunby

DEM

State Representative - District 099

Helena Webb

DEM

State Representative - District 100

Christine Hyman

DEM

State Representative - District 105

Cindy Berne

DEM

State Representative - District 106

John Kiehne

DEM

State Representative - District 110

Shane Roden

REP

State Representative - District 111

Becky Ruth

REP

State Representative - District 114

Mike Henderson

REP

State Representative - District 117

Nate Tate

REP

State Representative - District 119

Patricia Pike

REP

State Representative - District 126

Crystal Quade

DEM

State Representative - District 132

Betsy Fogle

DEM

State Representative - District 135

Rick Francis

REP

State Representative - District 145

Wayne Wallingford

REP

State Representative - District 147

Karen Best

REP

State Representative - District 156


 


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