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Missouri Secretary of State election, 2016

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Missouri Secretary of State election, 2016

The 2016 Missouri Secretary of State election was held on November 8, 2016 to elect the Missouri Secretary of State, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as elections to the United States Senate and those to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.


Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander had did not run for re-election to a second term in office and instead unsuccessfully ran in the 2016 U.S. Senate election for the seat held by Republican incumbent Roy Blunt.


  • MD Rabbi Alam, candidate in 2012
  • Robin Smith, reporter and former KMOV anchor
  • Bill Clinton Young, perennial candidate
  • Withdrawn

  • Elad Gross, Assistant Missouri Attorney General and nonprofit executive
  • Jason Kander, incumbent Secretary of State (running for the U.S. Senate)
  • Declined

  • Jeremy LaFaver, State Representative
  • Mike Sanders, Jackson County Executive, former Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney and former Chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party
  • Stephen Webber, State Representative
  • Clint Zweifel, State Treasurer of Missouri
  • Declared

  • Jay Ashcroft, attorney, engineer and nominee for the State Senate in 2014
  • Roi Chinn
  • Will Kraus, State Senator
  • Declined

  • Tim Jones, Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives
  • Mike Kehoe, State Senator
  • Mike Parson, State Senator (running for Lieutenant Governor)
  • Shane Schoeller, Greene County Clerk, former Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives and nominee for Secretary of State in 2012
  • Declared

  • Chris Morrill
  • Green Party

  • Julie George-Carlson
  • References

    Missouri Secretary of State election, 2016 Wikipedia

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