JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Mike Parson has called for a special election to fill the two vacancies in the Missouri House.
The elections to fill the seats previous occupied by Reps. Jean Evans and Scott Fitzpatrick will take place on November 5, 2019. Candidates for the seats must be selected and filed by May 13, 2019.
Evans resigned her seat in HD 99 after being named Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party and Fitzpatrick resigned from representing HD 158 after being appointed as Missouri State Treasurer.
“It’s important that we work quickly to fill vacancies in the people’s house to ensure that Missourians have representation here in Jefferson City,” said Parson. “We appreciate the dedication and hard work of our local election authorities, especially when preparing for and conducting a special election. I am confident that Secretary Ashcroft will continue focusing our election process in a free and fair manner.”
“I appreciate Senator Dan Hegeman and Representative Dan Shaul for their work last year passing election reform (SB 592),” said Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. “It is important for Missourians to have full representation in the General Assembly, and last year’s legislation has allowed us to move more efficiently to fill these open seats.”
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