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Pettis County saw a lower than expected voter turnout in the March 10 Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday. Pettis County saw a 23.5% voter turnout, lower than the anticipated 38 to 40% … more
The Sedalia City Council is seeing several races in the April 7 municipal election including in Ward 3.  Four seats are up on the council this year, including the seat held by Ward 3 Councilman … more
La Monte is the only city in Pettis County to see a contested race for mayor. Incumbent Ronald McNeive is running for re-election against challenger Sherry Motley. Each candidate was asked to respond … more
In one month, the State Fair Community College Board of Trustees will welcome two new members following the April 7, Municipal elections. With trustees Ron Wineinger and Jerry Greer’s decision … more
With the election season heating up, many candidates are out working to get their messages to citizens including Sedalia City Council Ward 2 candidate Tina Boggess.  Four seats are up on the … more
Pettis County Clerk Nick La Strada is predicting a high voter turnout for the March 10 Presidential Preference Primary. La Strada told the Democrat on Friday he is predicting 38 to 40% of registered … more
As the municipal election draws closer many candidates are working on getting their messages out including Ward 2 City Council candidate Chris Marshall. Marshall, originally from Tennessee, moved … more
Tuesday marked the first day of candidate filing for county and statewide offices in Missouri for the Aug. 4 primary election.Pettis County Eastern Commissioner Israel Baeza, of Sedalia, is running … more
Voters in district 2 of the Pettis County Ambulance District will decide between an incumbent and a newcomer for the Board of Directors in the April 7 municipal election.Vice Chair Mike Layton is … more
State Rep. Brad Pollitt, R-Sedalia, announced Friday he is seeking a second term in the Missouri House of Representatives. Pollitt made the announcement at the Pettis County Pachyderm meeting at … more
The field of candidates for the State Fair Community College Board of Trustees has narrowed after a candidate decided to withdraw.Yvonne Clark told the Democrat via email this week that she is … more
After Ward 4 Councilman Tollie Rowe announced he would not be seeking re-election for the Sedalia City Council, three individuals have filed for the seat. Jeff Wimann, Larry Stevenson and Rhiannon … more
As filing for the April 7 municipal election has ended, the Sedalia City Council will be seeing several races including in Ward 3. Four seats are up on the council this year, including the seat held … more
Voting is now underway for the first of four elections in 2020 in Pettis County.Absentee voting begins today for the Missouri Presidential Preference Primary on March 10. While Missouri does not … more
Lindsey Simmons, who announced her candidacy this fall, has officially kicked off her campaign in Sedalia. Simmons, a Democrat from Hallsville, is running for the Congressional 4th District seat … more
Since the close of filing Jan. 21, for the April 7 Municipal Election the Democrat has been contacted with updates on candidate filings for three area school districts. Pettis County R-V … more
There’s now a two-way race for the 48th District House of Representatives seat being vacated in 2020.State Rep. Dave Muntzel, R-Boonville, is term limited and will not be able to seek reelection … more
After nearly six years on the Sedalia City Council, Ward 2 Councilwoman Bonita Nash has decided not to run for re-election. Nash was appointed to the council in June 2014 by Mayor Stephen Galliher … more
The Sedalia City Council had a short meeting Monday evening where members gave their final approval of new medical marijuana ordinances and other city projects. After hearing a presentation on … more
Editor's note: This article has been updated to include new information about La Monte, Smithton and Northwest school districts and the City of Smithton.Candidate filing for the April 7 Municipal … more
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