Missouri's 33rd Senate district

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Missouri's 33rd Senatorial District is one of 34 districts in the Missouri Senate. The district is based in South Central Missouri in the Ozark Plateau and includes all of the counties of Camden, Howell, Laclede, Oregon, Shannon, Texas, and Wright.

The district is currently represented by Tea Party Republican Chuck Purgason of Caulfield.

District Profile[edit]

Major cities in the district include Lebanon, West Plains, Mountain Grove, Mountain View, Osage Beach, Willow Springs, Cabool, Licking, and Houston. The district is home to the Lake of the Ozarks.

This predominantly rural South Central Missouri district is heavily white and solidly Republican. While Democrats hold a few offices at the local/county level, the GOP dominates all levels of government in the district.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2010 U.S. Census:

Voting in Statewide Elections[edit]

Election Results from Statewide Races
Year Office Results
2010 U.S. Senator Roy Blunt 65.98% - Robin Carnahan 27.09%
2008 President John McCain 64.34% - Barack Obama 33.74%
Governor Jay Nixon 51.67% - Kenny Hulshof 45.81%
President - Primary Mike Huckabee 48.25% - John McCain 28.15% - Mitt Romney 16.96% - Ron Paul 5.02%
President - Primary Hillary Clinton 64.22% - Barack Obama 31.96% - John Edwards 2.90%
2006 U.S. Senator Jim Talent 55.09% - Claire McCaskill 39.66%
2004 President George W. Bush 67.62% - John Kerry 31.56%
U.S. Senator Kit Bond 69.34% - Nancy Farmer 29.40%
Governor Matt Blunt 63.56% - Claire McCaskill 35.07%
2002 U.S. Senator Jim Talent 59.22% - Jean Carnahan 38.86%
2000 President George W. Bush 63.17% - Al Gore 34.11%
U.S. Senator John Ashcroft 59.87% - Mel Carnahan 38.91%
Governor Jim Talent 54.69% - Bob Holden 43.28%
1998 U.S. Senator Kit Bond 57.20% - Jay Nixon 38.34%
1996 President Bob Dole 46.60% - Bill Clinton 38.77%
Governor Margaret Kelly 51.45% - Mel Carnahan 45.46%

Election results[edit]

1996[edit]

Missouri's 33rd Senatorial District Election (1996)
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent John T. Russell 38,042 67.48
Democratic Clifford Keith* 18,333 32.52
Total votes 56,375 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Independent gain from Democratic

2000[edit]

Missouri's 33rd Senatorial District Election (2000)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John T. Russell* 40,668 62.06
Democratic Clara R. Ichord 24,862 37.94
Total votes 65,530 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Missouri's 33rd Senatorial District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Purgason 49,396 64.77
Democratic R.A. Pendergrass 26,868 35.23
Total votes 76,264 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Missouri's 33rd Senatorial District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Purgason* 53,529 67.31
Democratic Eric Reeve 25,997 32.69
Total votes 79,526 100.00
Turnout {{{votes}}}
Republican hold