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Missouri lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2016

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Missouri lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2016

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


The primaries were held on August 2. Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder did not seek re-election to a fourth term in office, instead unsuccessfully running for Governor of Missouri. State Senator Mike Parson and former U.S. Representative Russ Carnahan won the Republican and Democratic primaries, respectively.


  • Winston Apple, musician, author, retired teacher and 2014 State House candidate
  • Russ Carnahan, former U.S. Representative
  • Tommie Pierson, State Representative
  • Withdrawn

  • Brad Bradshaw, physician and attorney
  • Declined

  • Barry Aycock, businessman
  • Jason Holsman, State Senator
  • Mike Sanders, Jackson County Executive, former Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney and former Chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party
  • John Wright, State Representative
  • Clint Zweifel, State Treasurer of Missouri
  • Declared

  • Mike Parson, State Senator
  • Bev Randles, attorney and Chairwoman of Missouri Club for Growth
  • Arnie C. - AC Dienoff
  • Withdrawn

  • Peter Kinder, incumbent Lieutenant Governor (running for Governor)
  • Declined

  • Tom Dempsey, President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate
  • Tim Jones, Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives
  • Mike Kehoe, State Senator
  • Doug Libla, State Senator
  • Eric Schmitt, State Senator (running for State Treasurer)
  • Caleb Jones, State Representative
  • Declared

  • Jennifer Leach, labor union activist
  • References

    Missouri lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2016 Wikipedia

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