(Jefferson City) – The special election to fill the 8th Congressional district seat vacated by Joanne Emerson is Tuesday. Emerson resigned the seat in January to head the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. The Democratic candidate seeking the office is Steve Hodges of East Prairie, small business owner and 149th District State Representative. He says he feels that rural residents aren’t fairly represented in Washington D.C.:
Again, the special election is Tuesday and while Steve Hodges is the Democratic candidate, Jason Smith is the Republican candidate, Doug Enyart the Constitution Party candidate, Bill Slantz the Libertarian Party candidate, and Dr. Robert George is seeking the seat as a write-in, Independent candidate.