JPB Passes on Missouri AG Run
January 30, 2015

Jackson. County ProsecutorJean Peters Baker says she is not going to run for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.
Veteran County Executive Mike Sanders, a potential candidate for years, says he continues to consider it, according to the Kansas City Star.
Democrats Scott Sifton and Jake Zimmerman says they intend to run in 2016,
Republican Kurt Schaefer is also planning to run.
Attorney General Chris Koster is planning to run for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2016.

Former Missouri Legislative Staffer Spurned as Dem Candidate Wins Special House Election as Independent
November 10, 2011

(AP) — Spurned by a local Democratic Party committee, Tracy McCreery ran as an independent and emerged the victor Tuesday night in a three-way race for a vacant St. Louis County seat in the Missouri House of Representatives.

Complete but unofficial results show McCreery carried about 44 percent of the vote to defeat Democrat Jeff O’Connell and Republican Patrick Brennan, who had 29 percent and 27 percent respectively.

McCreery previously worked for eight years as an aide to former Democratic state Sen. Joan Bray and, before that, served in the administration of former Democratic Gov. Bob Holden. But McCreery, of Olivette, filed as an independent when a Democratic committee instead selected O’Connell, a Laborers Union business agent from Overland, as its nominee for the vacant 83rd District seat.

Once the results are officially certified by the secretary of state’s office, McCreery would succeed former state Rep. Jake Zimmerman, a Democrat who also once worked in Holden’s office and who resigned from the Legislature after winning a special election in April as St. Louis County assessor.