SPRINGFIELD, Missouri: There are five state executive seats up for election this year in Missouri: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer. In the race for treasurer, there are no contested primaries.
A total of 36 candidates are running for state executive office. Four of the five incumbents are seeking re-election; Robin Carnahan, the current secretary of state, is retiring from office. Third party candidates are making a strong showing this year: the Libertarian Party has a candidate in each of the five races and the Constitution Party has candidates in the elections for governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state.
Candidates are listed below in the order in which they will appear on tomorrow’s ballot. In Missouri, candidates who filed on the first day of filing (February 28, 2012) “selected a number by random drawing to determine their placement on the primary ballot. After the first day, all candidates are placed on the ballot in order of their filing.”