SHOCKER: Sam Coleman Off the Ballot [Updated]

Twenty thousand dollars in the bank and a ton of endorsements can’t help Sam Coleman now.

On Monday, the Secretary of State’s office announced Missouri Ethics Commission voted that Coleman’s name, along with the names of 13 other candidates across the state, would be removed from the ballot for failing to file personal financial disclosure statements by April 15, as state law requires.

Here’s the full list (via the Post-Dispatch):

  • Leo Brueggen, of Middletown, one of two Republicans seeking to challenge Rep. Terry Witte, D-Vandalia, in the 10th District.
  • Stella Sollars, of Kansas City, the lone Republican candidate in District 44, where Rep. Jenee Lowe, D-Kansas City, is prohibited by term limits from seeking re-election. Three Democrats are competing to succeed her.
  • Republican Rodney Williams, of Grandview, the only candidate of any party to have filed to run against Rep. Kate Meiners, D-Kansas City, in District 46.
  • Former Rep. Mike Sager, of Lee’s Summit, who was trying to make a comeback as one of two Democrats in a primary to challenge Rep. Will Kraus, R-Raytown, in District 48.
  • Democrat Bill Clinton Young, of Kansas City, the only candidate of any party to have filed to challenge Rep. Michael Brown, D-Kansas City, in District 50.
  • Sam Coleman, of St. Louis, who had been one of two Democrats seeking to succeed Rep. Rodney Hubbard, D-St. Louis, in District 58. Hubbard is instead running for Senate. That leaves only Democrat James Morris, of St. Louis, in the House race.
  • Robyn Hamlin, of St. Louis, the lone Republican who had filed to run against Rep. Tony George, D-Florissant, in District 74. George also faces a Democratic challenger.
  • Republican Jim Lumpkin, the only candidate of any party to have filed to run against Rep. Luke Scavuzzo, D-Harrisonville, in District 124.
  • Lynn Hunt, a Democratic candidate for Camden County commissioner.
  • Rick Ropka, a Libertarian candidate for Christian County commissioner.
  • Bob Talley, a Democratic candidate for Johnson County commissioner.
  • Ed Butler, a Democratic public administrator candidate in Lafayette County.

Here’s video of Sam Coleman’s “star-studded” campaign kick-off back in October:


Coleman’s removal from the ballot leaves the open House seat (being vacated by state Senate candidate Rodney Hubbard) wide open to the only other candidate in the race, Rev. James Morris.

Morris is no stranger to PubDef readers.

Morris has been a vocal support of the recall against Mayor Francis Slay…


Morris was also a supporter of the legislation that created the Land Assemblage Tax Credit…

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