Maplewood-Brentwood Election Guide 2012

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will affect Maplewood and Brentwood in the Nov. 6 election.

As we close in on November’s elections, Maplewood-Brentwood Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town.  

U.S. Senate

Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be closely watched by the entire nation in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign. 

The fiercely-fought GOP primary saw U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Wildwood), emerge victorious, only to be under fire a few weeks later because of comments he mde in a television interview regarding pregnancy and rape.

A September 25 deadline for candidates to petition their removal from the November ballot has come and gone, meaning Rep Akin will be the party's nominee despite calls from state and national leaders in the Repubican Party to drop out.


Redistricting brought on by the latest Census results eliminated one of Missouri's congressional districts, forcing incumbents Willliam "Lacy" Clay and Russ Carnahan to square off in a bitter primary election that Rep. Clay won handily.

Clay advances to the November general election where he's considered an overwhelming favorite against Robyn Hamlin.

Missouri's new Second district is guaranteed to see someone new elected, with Rep. Akin's decision to run for the Senate. Former RNC Co-Chair and U.S. Ambassador Ann Wagner used deep financial support and considerable backing from party leaders to nudge Ed Martin out of a primary contest, and then defeated former Webster Groves city councilman Dr. Randy Jotte in August.

Wagner will face South County Democrat Glenn Koenen, who ran in the party primary against Harold Whitfield, and which required a recount to confim a margin of just under 50 votes.

Statewide ballot issues

  • Proposition A, which if passed, would put the City of St. Louis Police Department under local control.
  • Constitutional Amendment 3, would reform the judicial selection process in Missouri at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals level. Proponents of the amendment have abandoned their campaign for the measure, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, citing bias in the ballot language approved by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnhan.
  • Proposition B, would increase tobacco taxes $0.0365 per cigarette and 25% of the manufacturer's invoice price for roll-your-own tobacco and 15% for other tobacco products, according to the ballot language. Estimated revenues of at least $283 million would fund public education in Missouri along with smoking prevention programs.
  • Proposition E would prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature.

St. Louis County Issues

  • Proposition S would allow the Special School District of St. Louis County to increase the operating tax levy by $0.19 per $100.00 assessed valuation to fund education prorams, higher teacher salaries and school repairs.

The Candidates

Candidates from every race impacting Maplewood and Brentwood voters have been invited to load their campaign's profile on Patch.

In some cases, campaigns did not respond and the information has been gathered by a Patch editor. It is not too late to upload your campaign's data here. Campaigns have 24 hours to check their submissions before they are published on Patch.



  • Barack Obama


  • Mitt Romney


  • Gary Johnson


U. S. Senate


  • Claire McCaskill


  • Todd Akin


  • Jonathan Dine


U.S. Congress

District 1 (Maplewood)


  • William Lacy Clay


  • Robyn Hamlin


  • Robb E. Cunningham


District 2 (Brentwood)


  • Glenn Koenen


  • Ann Wagner


  • Bill Slantz


  • Anatol Zorikova



  • Jay Nixon


  • Dave Spence


  • Jim Higgins

Lieutenant Governor


  • Susan Montee


  • Peter Kinder


  • Matthew Copple


  • Cynthia Davis


Secretary of State


  • Jason Kander


  • Shane Schoeller


  • Cisse Spragins


State Treasurer


  • Clint Zweifel


  • Cole McNary


  • Sean O'Toole


Attorney General


  • Chris Koster


  • Ed Martin


  • Dave Browning

State Senator, District 1


  • Scott Sifton


  • Jim Limbke

State Rep., District 83


  • Gina Mitten

Missouri Supreme Court

  • George W. Draper III


Court of Appeals - Eastern District

  • Gary M. Gaertner, Jr.
  • Sherri B. Sullivan
  • Robert Clayton
  • Lawrence E. Mooney

21st Circuit Court Judge

  • Thea A. Sherry Division 5
  • Douglas R. Beach Division 6
  • David L. Vincent Division 9
  • Michael T. Jamison Division 10
  • Michael D. Burton Division 16
  • Joseph L Walsh Division 17
  • Richard C. Bresnahan Division 18
  • Colleen Dolan Division 20

21st Circuit Associate Circuit Judge

  • Mary Bruntrager Schroeder Division 32
  • Dale W Hood Division 34
  • John N. Borbonus Division 35
  • John R. Essner Division 37
  • Sandra Farragut-Hemphill Division 42
  • Joseph S. Duecker Division 43

Missouri Bar Association: 1 Circuit Court Judge Not to Retain on Nov. 6

Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 07:44 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1


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