ST. LOUIS (AP) – Big changes are on the horizon in Missouri government. Most of the statewide offices will see new faces following Tuesday’s election.
Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is prohibited by term limits from seeking a third term, as is Treasurer Clint Zweifel. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is leaving, too, after an unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for governor.
Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster is giving up his own job to seek Nixon’s, and Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander is running for the U.S. Senate.
The election marks the first time since 1992 that there are no incumbent state executive officeholders on the ballot.
There are two famous family names on the ballot, with Republican Jay Ashcroft running for secretary of state and Democrat Russ Carnahan running for lieutenant governor.