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Friday, February 11, 2011

They Got it Right: Vote Your District

A handful of Missouri politicians are feverishly trying to repeal or gut Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, which voters passed in November. The issue may come up for debate in the state Senate as early as next week, and two of the leaders of the repeal effort who are working hard to dismantle the will of the people are Senators Bill Stouffer, R-21, and Mike Parson, R-28.

VOTERS-SPOKE You might think we don’t agree on much with Senators Stouffer and Parson. But we have to give credit where credit is due. There is one thing that both Stouffer and Parson got exactly right: that every Missouri lawmaker should vote their district.

Back in December, when the election was weeks old, Stouffer told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “If you look at the Proposition B votes, if every legislator votes the way their district voted, it will repeal easily.” And Parson commented on the plans for repeal at a forum in Bolivar, “I think if the legislators will vote their districts, then we will be able to do that.”

In a flub worthy of “Dewey beats Truman,” they apparently forgot to check the votes. Prop B was favored in 18 of 34 Senate districts, and 88 of 163 House districts. When these bills come to the Senate and House floor for a vote, elected officials need to be reminded that the same constituents who placed them in their seats were responsible for passing Prop B in a majority vote. The districts that went “yes” on Prop B are listed below for their easy reference.

Elections matter. So today we ask Missouri legislators to listen to Senators Parson and Stouffer: Vote your district!

District
Representative
Yes % No %
39 Jean Peters-Baker 81.5 18.5
60 Jamilah Nasheed 80.8 20.2
58 Penny Hubbard 80.5 20.6
63 Tishaura Jones 80.4 20.6
59 Jeanette Mott Oxford 78.8 21.2
61 Chris Carter 78.8 21.2
67 Mike Colona 78.8 21.2
64 Susan Carlson 78.5 21.5
44 Jason Kander 77.8 22.2
37 Mike Talboy 77.5 22.5
73 Stacey Newman 77 23
57 Karla May 76.7 23.3
66 Genise Montecillo 76.4 23.6
108 Jacob Hummel 76.2 23.8
72 Rory Ellinger 76.1 23.9
41 Shalonn Curls 75.8 24.2
65 Michele Kratky 75.5 24.2
50 Michael Brown 74.4 25.6
70 Sharon Pace 73.9 26.1
43 Gail McCann Beatty 73.2 26.8
69 Tommie Pierson 73 27
31 Jay Swearingen 72.6 26.4
71 Clem Smith 72.3 26.7
74 Steve Webb 72.2 26.8
75 Bert Atkins 72.2 26.8
40 John Joseph Rizzo 71.7 28.3
77 Eileen Grant McGeoghegan 71.2 28.8
76 Churie Spreng 71.1 28.9
42 Leonard Hughes 70.9 29
33 Jerry Nolte 70 30
78 Margo McNeil 69.6 31.4
32 Ronald Schieber 69 31
38 Ryan Silvey 68.9 31.1
51 Ira Anders 68.6 31.4
49 Tom McDonald 68.4 31.6
96 Scott Sifton 66.7 33.3
15 Sally Faith 66.5 33.5
45 Jason Holsman 66.5 33.5
46 Kevin McManus 66.2 33.8
34 Myron Neth 65.8 34.2
52 Noel Torpey 65.5 34.5
80 Sylvester Taylor 65.5 34.5
83 Jake Zimmerman 65.4 34.6
48 Gary Cross 65 35
101 Tim Meadows 65 35
79  Mary Nichols 64.7 35.3
18 Anne Zerr 64.5 35.5
16 Mark Parkinson 64 36
85 Cloria Brown 64 36
93 Dwight Scharnhorst 64 36
92 Sue Allen 63.6 36.4
88 Andrew Koenig 63.5 36.5
89 Timothy Jones 63.2 36.8
82 Jill Schupp 63 37
90 John McCaherty 62.8 37.2
81 Rochelle Walton Gray 62.6 37.4
14 Kathie Conway 62.5 37.5
84 Don Gosen 62.5 37.5
97 Gary Fuhr 62.3 27.7
30 Nick Marshall 61.9 38.1
86 Cole McNary 61.9 38.1
19 Kurt Bahr 61.7 38.3
17 Vickie Schneider 61.6 38.4
100 Marsha Haefner 61.5 38.5
102 Paul Wieland 61.5 38.5
54 Jeanie Lauer 61.4 38.6
87 John Diehl 61.4 38.6
53 Brent Lasater 61.2 38.8
91 Jeanne Kirkton 61.2 38.8
94 Rick Stream 61 39
123 Chris Molendorp 60.9 39.1
95 Mike Leara 60.8 39.2
12 Doug Funderburk 60.5 39.5
47 Jeff Grisamore 60.2 39.8
56 Mike Cierpiot 59.5 40.5
103 Ron Casey 58.7 41.3
107 Linda Black 58.7 41.3
35 TJ Berry 57.1 42.9
55 Sheila Solon 56.6 43.4
162 Terry Swinger 56.3 43.7
138 Sara Lampe 56 44
27 Pat Conway 55.2 44.5
105 Paul Curtman 54.7 45.3
13 Chuck Gatschenberger 54 46
129 Bill White 53.4 46.6
23 Stephen Webber 53 47
137 Melissa Leach 51.5 48.5
25 Mary Wynne Stlil 50.2 49.8

     

District Senator Yes % No %
1 Jim Lembke 70.4 29.6
2 Scott Rupp 53.5 46.5
4 Joe Keaveny 78.0 22.0
5 Robin Wright-Jones 79.4 20.6
7 Jane Cunningham 65.4 34.6
8 Will Kraus 60.4 39.6
9 Kiki Curls 72.8 27.2
10 Jolie Justus 75.9 24.1
11 Victor Callahan 67.7 32.3
13 Timothy Green 73.3 26.7
14 Maria Chappelle Nadal 70.5 29.5
15 Eric Schmitt 70.1 29.9
17 Luann Ridgeway 67.7 32.3
22 Ryan McKenna 60.7 39.3
23 Tom Dempsey 64.8 35.2
24 John Lamping 69.0 31.0
30 Bob Dixon 50.9 49.1
34 Rob Schaaf 58.8 41.2

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