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MISSOURI JUDGES VOTER INFO

For voters, filling in a box for judges is the most difficult and confusing thing. It is almost impossible to know where they stand unless you follow every single ruling they hand down. That’s an impossible task even for news agencies. One thing we do know is who appointed them or what party they ran under. That’s about the only way to know if what values they hold.

Were they appointed by a Democrat or Republican? And, what are the values of each party platform behind the Governor that appointed them.

If you want to know the values of each party look at the Democrat platform (which follows the national Democrat Party Platform) and then take a look at the Republican platform which has it’s own Missouri Platform.

In 2016 we compared the party platforms and lists the differences

Governors who have appointed judges:
Parson – Pro-life
Greitens – Pro-life
Nixon – Pro-abortion
Blunt – Pro-life
Holden – Pro-abortion
Carnahan – Pro-abortion

So, if you want to know if a judge shares your values, consider the party that nominated them. Here’s the list of judges up for retention or election statewide. We’ve listed the governor who nominated them, and in some cases, their party, and highlighted them with blue–for Democrat or Red–for Republican.

Studying the judges will take some work. We’ve also include a sample ballot and you can see it by clicking HERE. Check your local County Clerk’s office for a sample ballot for your county and the judges that appear there.

Title

District

Name

Appointed by

Supreme Court

W. Brent Powell

Governor Greitens

Mary Rhodes Russell

Governor Holden

Appeals Court

Eastern

Colleen Dolan

Governor Nixon

Eastern

Lisa Page

Governor Nixon

Southern

Jeffrey Bates

Governor Holden

Western

Edward Ardini, Jr

Governor Nixon

Circuit Court Judges

Division

Circuit 16

4

Justine Del Muro

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 16

5

James Kanatzar

Governor Nixon

Circuit 16

11

George Wolf

Governor Greitens

Circuit 16

13

Charles McKenzie

Governor Nixon

Circuit 16

15

Jalilah Otto

Governor Greitens

Circuit 16

16

Marco Roldan

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 16

17

Jack Grate

Governor Holden

Circuit 16

19

Mark Styles, Jr

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

1

Brian May

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

4

Joseph Dueker

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

5

Thea Sherry

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

8

Dean Waldemer

Governor Greitens

Circuit 21

9

David Vincent

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 21

10

Michael Jamison

Governor Blunt

Circuit 21

12

Stanley Wallach

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

13

Bruce Hilton

Governor Greitens

Circuit 21

16

Michael Burton

Governor Holden

Circuit 21

17

Joseph Walsh

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

18

Ellen Hannigan Ribaudo

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

20

Margaret Donnelly

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

21

Nancy Watkins McLaughlin

Governor Nixon

Circuit 22

7

Thomas Clark II

Governor Greitens

Circuit 22

10

Rex Burlison

Governor Nixon

Circuit 22

15

Theresa Counts Burke

Governor Greitens

Circuit 22

18

Jason Sengheiser

Governor Greitens

Circuit 22

20

Joan Moriarty

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 22

22

Michael Noble

Governor Nixon

Circuit 22

23

Paula Perkins Bryant

Governor Nixon

Circuit 31

1

Mihael Cordonnier

Governor Blunt

Circuit 31

4

Tom Mountjoy

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 31

5

Calvin Holden

Governor Carnahan

Associate Circuit Judges

Circuit 7

5

David Chamberlain

Governor Blunt

Circuit 7

6

Karen Krauser

Governor Nixon

Circuit 7

9

Tim Flook

Governor Nixon

Circuit 16

25

Richard Standridge

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 16

27

Gregory Bumett Gillis

Governor Holden

Circuit 16

30

Twila Rigby

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 16

31

Mary Weir

Governor Nixon

Circuit 16

33

Jeffrey Bushur

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 16

34

Susan Long

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

33

Jason Dodson

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

34

Renee Hardin-Tammons

Governor Greitens

Circuit 21

36

Joseph Green

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

38

John “JB” Lasater

Governor Greitens

Circuit 21

39

Ellen Dunne

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

41

Judy Preddy Draper

Governor Holden

Circuit 21

43

Mondonna Ghasedi

Governor Nixon

Circuit 21

44

Richard Stewart

Governor Nixon

Circuit 22

29

Barbara Peebles

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 31

21

Jerry Harmison, Jr

Governor Greitens

Circuit 31

22

Margaret Palmietto

Governor Nixon

Circuit 31

24

Mark Powell

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 31

25

Becky Borthwick

Governor Nixon

Circuit Judges – Republicans

Circuit 3

Tom Alley

Elected

Circuit 4

Roger Prokes

Elected

Circuit 5

1

Kate Schaefer

Governor Greitens

Circuit 8

Kevin Walden

Governor Greitens

Circuit 11

3

Jack Banas

Elected

Circuit 11

4

Mike Fagras

Running

Circuit 11

5

Jon Cunningham

Elected

Circuit 11

7

Daniel Pelikan

Elected

Circuit 12

Jason Lamb

Running

Circuit 13

1

Brouck Jacobs

Governor Greitens

Circuit 13

3

Kein Crane

Elected

Circuit 14

Gillis Leonard

Running

Circuit 17

1

William Collins

Elected

Circuit 18

Robert Koffman

Governor Blunt

Circuit 19

1

Jon Beetem

Elected

Circuit 20

1

Craig Hellmann

Governor Greitens

Circuit 22

1

Joe Rathert

Running

Circuit 23

4

Brenda Stacey

Running

Circuit 23

5

Vick Melenbrink

Running

Circuit 23

6

Troy Cardona

Elected

Circuit 24

1

Jerel Poor II

Running

Circuit 25

1

Bill Hickle

Elected

Circuit 26

1

Matt Hamner

Governor Greitens

Curcuit 28

David Mouton

Running

Circuit 29

1

Gayle Crane

Elected

Circuit 29

3

David Mouton

Elected

Circuit 30

Michael Hendrickson

Elected

Circuit 32

2

Benjamin Lewis

Elected

Circuit 34

Daniel Cornacchione

Running

Circuit 35

Robert Mayer

Elected

Circuit 37

Steven Privette

Governor Parson

Circuit 38

1

Laura Johnson

Elected

Circuit 39

Jack Goodman

Elected

Circuit 40

Gregory Stremel

Elected

Circuit 42

1

Megan Seay

Running

Circuit 43

1

Ryan Horsman

Running

Circuit 44

Craig Carter

Governor Blunt

Circuit 45

Patrick Flynn

Governor Nixon

Circuit 46

Jeff Merrell

Running

Circuit Judges – Democrats

Circuit 2

Russell Steele

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 5

1

Arthur Peppard

Running

Circuit 5

3

Patrick Robb

Elected

Circuit 5

4

Daniel Kellogg

Elected

Circuit 9

Terry Tschannen

Elected

Circuit 10

Rachel Bringer Shepherd

Governor Nixon

Circuit 13

1

Finley Gibbs

Running

Circuit 14

Scott Hayes

Elected

Circuit 15

Dennis Rolf

Elected

Circuit 23

4

Jacob Costello

Running

Circuit 24

1

Sandy Martinez

Elected

Circuit 24

2

Wendy Wexler Horn

Governor Nixon

Circuit 27

James Journey

Elected

Circuit 33

David Dolan

Governor Carnahan

Circuit 34

Edward Reeves

Running

Circuit 41

Frederick (Rick) Tucker

Governor Nixon

Circuit 42

1

Sid Pearson

Elected

Circuit 43

2

Brent Elliott

Governor Nixon

Circuit 45

Adam Burkemper

Running

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