The following elected offices will be up for re-election in 2014.
US Congressman 2 year term
State Auditor 4 year term
State Senator 22nd District 4 year term
State Representatives Districts 97, 111, 112 ,113 ,114 ,115 ,118 2 year terms
Circuit Judge Division 2 6 year term
Associate Circuit Judge- Divisions 10- 11 -12 -13 -14 -15 4 year term
County Council Member Districts 3 – 5 – 7 4 year term
County Executive 4 year term
Circuit Clerk 4 year term
County Clerk 4 year term
Recorder of Deeds 4 year term
Collector 4 year term
Auditor 4 year term
Prosecuting Attorney 4 year term
Township Committee Persons 2 year terms
For filing information contact the Jefferson County Clerks Office @ www.jeffcomo.org
There are other local elected positions open in 2014. Please contact for a list.
At the November 13, 2013 club meeting the report of the nominating committee was read and the following officers were unanimously elected by the membership.
First Vice President Mr. Don Bickowski
Secretary Mrs. Ellen Haynes
The officers will be installed into their offices at the December meeting of the Club.
The offices of Treasurer and 2nd Vice President remain unchanged for 2014.
ONE OF THE PENALTIES OF NOT PARTICIPATING IN POLITICS IS THAT YOU WILL BE GOVERNED BY YOUR INFERIORS.
The Missouri Precinct Project (MOPP) www.moprecinctproject.org
Their mission statement is “Restore Constitutional principles and conservative values by engaging conservatives in grassroots politics”
This group has some good reading and like the Pachyderms is engaged in educating citizens about thier government.
Here are some quotes from their annual report on Federal Regulations.
“The annual outflow of over 3,500 final rules has meant that 81,883 rules have been issued since 1993.”
“127 laws were passed in calendar year 2012, whereas 3,708 rules were issued.”
“U.S. households “pay” $14,768 annually in regulatory hidden tax.”
“The estimated cost of regulation exceeds half the level of federal budget itself.”
“The 2012 Federal Register stands at 78,961 pages. Three of the four all-time high counts have occurred during the Obama administration. Federal Register pages devoted specifically to final rules stand at 24,690.”
“Of the 4,062 regulations now in the works 854 affect small businesses.”
“Finalized EPA regulations were up by 44 percent in Obama’s first term.”
For more information visit the Competitive Enterprise Institute web site.