2020 Republican Candidates
Representing Vernon County
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Important Dates

General Election Primary Voting is August 4th

General Election Voting is November 3rd

These are the Republican candidates hoping to earn your votes in the 2020 Election. 

In coming weeks we will have biographies up for each candidate. 

(Note, this list has been produced during the filing period, so it is possible other candidates may be added, i.e. this list may/may not be up to date.)

 

2020 Primary Candidates

 

 ** Federal ** 

President

Donald J. Trump

 

US House +

Neil Gist

Vicky Hartzler

+Primary run off on 8/4

2020 Primary Candidates

 

 ** State ** 

Governor

Mike Parson

 

Lt Governor

Mike Kehoe

 

Attorney General

Eric Schmitt

 

Secretary of State

Jay Ashcroft

Treasurer

Scott Fitzpatrick

 

Senate +

Jack Bondon

Rick Brattin

Bill Yarberry

 

House +

Stephen Biles

Patricia Pike

+ Primary run off on 8/4

2020 Primary Candidates

 

 ** Vernon County ** 

 

Assessor

Lena Kleeman

 

Northern Commissioner + 

Jason Claspill

Cindy Thompson

 Southern Commissioner +

Jim Melton

Everett Wolfe

Public Administrator +

Beverly Beaty

Brett Dawn

Kelsey Westerhold

Sheriff +

David Johnson

Jason Mosher

 

Treasurer/Collector

Brent Banes

+ Primary run off on 8/4

Candidate Biographies

President Donald J. Trump

This website is full of information about our incredible President. Giving him four more years ensures we get more federal judges, perhaps another conservative or two on the Supreme Court, the rest of the wall (blocked constantly by Democrats), stronger security, and in general another four years to strengthen the values that make America great and thwart the Socialist Agenda that will destroy this great country.  Find a list of President Trump's accomplishments HERE, a list of news stories HERE,  Donate HERE, and go to the White House website HERE

2020 Candidates

Note: The Republican Primary is August 4th. 

 

Federal, State & Local

Click any underlined name to go to that candidate's website

US House of Representatives

Missouri State Candidates

Governor

Lt. Governor

Attorney General

Secretary of State

Treasurer

Senate, District 31

House, District 126

Vernon County Candidates

Our local county candidates have provided biographies. An abbreviated biography appears next to their pictures. Click "Read More" to view the full biography. 

Assessor

Lena Kleeman

Northern Commissioner - Two Candidates

Cindy Thompson

I am currently serving my first term as Northern Commissioner.  I seek re-election because I care about our community. I will continue to focus on solving the problems that rural communities face by finding ways to ensure community growth and prosperity.  I will continue to dedicate myself to promoting efficient government that provides the infrastructure and support that citizens and job creators need both today and in the future.  I love being a wife (Bob), mom (Cara & Spencer) and grandmother of five! I would appreciate your continued support and vote.  I am Vernon County Proud!!  Read More

Jason Claspill

I am looking forward to being elected as the Northern Commissioner of Vernon County, and I would appreciate your support in that regard.

 

Vernon County has been home to my family since the 1800's, and it will continue to be where members of my family reside for many more years.  That is one reason I am running for office, so I can help ensure the success of our county so my family, and others, can continue to call this great county their home.  

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Southern Commissioner - Two Candidates

Jim Melton

My name is Jim Melton. I was the sole owner & operator of Jim’s Appliances & Repairs for over fifteen years. I had 9 employees. I have strong work ethics. I started the business from scratch. I was in the retail & service for fifty years. When I sold the business & started retirement, I quickly found I was not ready for retirement. It was boring. My wife (Suzanne ), of 50 + years, and I traveled, but it got boring. I have lived in Vernon County all my life, and I would like to see more industry & businesses come in to Nevada & Vernon County. I believe retail & service will help guide that. I believe hiring an economic development is the right direction.

My name is Everett Wolfe.  I have been your Vernon County Southern Commissioner for the past eight years and would like to serve for the next four years.  I am a lifelong Vernon County resident, graduating from Nevada High School, and then obtaining an Associate Degree.  I live in Deerfield with my wife, Rita, and we own and operate a cattle and grain farm.  Our family includes our son, daughter, their spouses, and one granddaughter.   Read More...

Everett Wolfe

Public Administrator - Three Candidates

Beverly Beaty

I have been a Vernon County resident for 30 years, and with my husband, Jack, have raised four children, Jesse, Jenna, Jon, and Jaynee, and owned a family business, J Beaty Farm Equipment. My degrees in Psychology and Special Education allowed me to gain employment experience from several agencies including Heartland Hospital, Nevada Rehabilitation Center, Vantage Point Facility for persons with special needs, and the Judevine Facility for the Autistic. I have also been a substitute teacher. My experience helps me understand the needs faced daily by the elderly and handicapped. My goal is to be the voice for these individuals. I would greatly appreciate your support in the upcoming election.  Read More

Brett Dawn

I am 35, have been married 16 years to my wife, Brittany, and have four children in public school. My service and qualifications include:

 - MO National Guard, 2004-2013, as a Military Police Officer. Deployed to Kosovo as team

   leader with the Liaison Monitoring Team that provided local populace services.

- Attended MO Sheriff’s Association Police Academy in 2011, worked for the VC Sheriff’s

  Office 2014-2016. Continued employment at the Pittsburgh Police Department. 

- Received advanced training in helping citizens with intellectual difficulties. 

- Completed my Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice.

- Currently working on my Master of Arts in Executive Leadership at Liberty University.

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I am 31, born in Nevada and raised on a Sheldon farm. I have a history of service, beginning with 14 years in 4-H, FFA membership, officer positions in both organizations, and as a college ambassador for Ft Scott Community College. I have a BS degree from OSU, I have worked as a substitute teacher in Vernon County, including classes with special needs students. I have also worked with elderly citizens with dementia, Alzheimer's, and other life threatening illnesses. These individuals hold a special place in my heart and their needs, and the support they require and deserve, have opened my eyes to the next contribution I would like to make, as your Vernon County Public Administrator.  Read More

Kelsey Westerhold

Sheriff - Two Candidates

David Johnson

I'm 48 years old. My wife, Tammy, and I have raised four children, ranging in ages from four to thirty years. Our adopted four year old began life as a meth baby. Working through the issues this has caused him has made legislation to protect these children a priority in my life. My law enforcement career began in 2009, working for the Vernon County Sheriff's Office. I worked my way from entry level to Detective, and in 2018 I changed employment, and became the Chief of Police for Rich Hill, MO, where I am employed today. I would like to bring my experience and problem solving skills to the position of Vernon County Sheriff, and I ask for your vote. 

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Jason Mosher

I am a life-long resident of Vernon County, have been married to my wife April, 20 years, and have seven children. I attended the police academy at MO Southern State. I have an associate’s degree in Law Enforcement, a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Administration, and hold certificates in law enforcement and leadership areas, including the FBI-LEEDA executive leadership academy.  I have been featured in the MO Sheriff’s Association's MSA magazine. I have also been a guest speaker at Vicky Hartzler’s Anti-Drug Task Force Campaign. I have been your sheriff since 2013, and, with your support, I look forward to continuing that work over the next four years.  

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Treasurer/Collector

Brent Banes

 
 
 

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