Missouri State Treasurer election, 2016

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Missouri State Treasurer election, 2016

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  EricHeadShot.jpg Judy Baker.jpg
Nominee Eric Schmitt Judy Baker
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,545,582 1,078,063
Percentage 56.48% 39.37%

State Treasurer before election

Clint Zweifel
Democratic

Elected State Treasurer

Eric Schmitt
Republican

The 2016 Missouri gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 2016, to elect the State Treasurer 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.

Incumbent Democratic State Treasurer Clint Zweifel was term-limited and could not run for re-election to a third term in office.[1] Eric Schmitt (Republican) won the general election against his opponents Sean O'Toole (Libertarian), Judy Baker (Democrat), and Carol Hexem (Green).

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Judy Baker, former State Representative, nominee for MO-09 in 2008 and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2012[2]
  • Pat Contreras, business consultant and former diplomat[3][4]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Judy Baker
Pat Contreras

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Judy
Baker
Pat
Contreras
Other Undecided
Remington Research September 18-19, 2015 1,589 ± 2.4% 28% 15% 58%

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Judy Baker 182,218 59.25
Democratic Pat Contreras 125,338 40.75
Total votes 307,556 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Eric Schmitt
  • IAFF Local 42 Greater Kansas City Firefighters
  • Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
  • Missouri Fraternal Order of Police
  • St. Louis City Police Officers Association
  • St. Louis County Police Association
  • Senator Roy Blunt
  • Treasurer Wendell Bailey
  • Treasurer Sarah Steelman

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eric Schmitt 563,047 100.00
Total votes 563,047 100.00%

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Sean O'Toole 3,483 100.00
Total votes 3,483 100.00%

Green Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Carol Hexem, businesswoman and former schoolteacher[19][20]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Judy
Baker (D)
Eric
Schmitt (R)
Other Undecided
The Missouri Times/Gravis Marketing[21] September 11-13, 2016 604 ± 4.0% 37% 48% 15%
Remington Research Group September 1–2, 2016 1,275 ± 3.0% 36% 45% 11%
Remington Research Group August 5–6, 2016 1,280 ± 3% 40% 43% 11%

Endorsements[edit]

Judy Baker
Eric Schmitt

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nixon, Zweifel Report Raising Little Campaign Money — Unlike Kander, Jones". KCUR. April 21, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Hancock, Jason (September 21, 2015). "Judy Baker will run for Missouri treasurer". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Pat Contreras, State Department Official to Run for Missouri Treasurer". The Missouri Times. April 10, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
  4. ^ Reischman, Collin (June 1, 2015). "A Race to Watch: State Treasurer". The Missouri Times. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Fox, Jeff (February 27, 2015). "Sanders says he won't run for state office". The Examiner. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "CoMo CAMPAIGN CASH KING: May seek State Treasurer or State Auditor seat". The Columbia Heart Beat. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  7. ^ John Wright amended his campaign committee with the Missouri Ethics Commission on January 28, 2015 for a 2016 Statewide campaign
  8. ^ "July 2016 Tip Sheet". The Missouri Times. July 15, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  9. ^ "The Star's recommendations for governor — Catherine Hanaway, Chris Koster — and for other Missouri statewide offices". kansascity.com. July 25, 2016.
  10. ^ "Press Release: Mayor James of Kansas City Endorses Contreras for Missouri State Treasurer". The Missouri Times. May 26, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  11. ^ "Editorial: Recommendations in down-ballot statewide primary races". stltoday.com. July 24, 2016.
  12. ^ a b c "State of Missouri - Primary Election, August 02, 2016 - Official Results". Missouri Secretary of State. August 25, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  13. ^ "'Schmitt announces 2016 bid for Missouri treasurer". Columbia Missourian. July 2, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  14. ^ "State Sen. Eric Schmitt off and running for Missouri Treasurer". The Kansas City Star. July 2, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  15. ^ "Area State Senator Announces GOP Bid For Missouri Treasurer In 2016". St. Louis Public Radio. July 2, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  16. ^ Herndon, Rachael (February 24, 2016). "Senator Brown to challenge Schmitt for treasurer". The Missouri Times. Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  17. ^ Herndon, Rachael (April 28, 2016). "Brown withdraws from race for treasurer". The Missouri Times. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  18. ^ Jenkins, Kevin R. (March 30, 2016). "Candidate slate set for August state primary election". Daily Journal. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  19. ^ "Carol Hexem- Candidate for State Treasurer". Missouri Green Party. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  20. ^ "Kander Certifies Green Party for November Ballot". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  21. ^ Curtis, Tim (September 16, 2016). "POLL: Koster extends lead, Carnahan and Schmitt also up". The Missouri Times. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  22. ^ "Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel Endorses Judy Baker". October 18, 2016.
  23. ^ "Endorsements". Schmitt for Missouri. Retrieved October 18, 2016.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites (Archived)