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After 418* candidates filed on Day 1, the total number of candidates filing on Day 2 was 11.

Former St. Rep. Esther Haywood filed for SD14, meaning that five candidates are running to succeed Rita Days. Those 5 are U-City Mayor Joe Adams, St. Rep. Don Calloway, St. Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Haywood, and St. Rep. Ted Hoskins.

Libertarian Kevin Parr is running for the second cycle in a row in HD55. Rory Ellinger (D-U City) is running in HD72 to succeed Maria Chappelle-Nadal. Incumbent St. Reps John Diehl (R) of the 87th and Dwight Scharnhorst (R) of the 93rd filed. Former State Rep and 2008 candidate Jan Polizzi filed for the 97th to run to succeed the termed-out Walt Bivins (R). Jeffrey Landwehr (R-Gerald) filed to succeed termed-out Charles Schlottach in the 111th. Democrat Mike Stevenson of Warsaw filed for the 116th to succeed termed-out Rep. Tom Self (R). Democrat Jim West of Joplin filed to succeed termed-out Speaker Ron Richard in the 129th. David Liveoak (R-Neosho) filed in the 131st to succeed Marilyn Ruestman. Republican John J. “Joe” Ratcliff, Jr of Springfield filed to challenge incumbent Rep. Charlie Denison in the 135th.

In the State House, Republicans are currently contesting 113 seats, and Democrats are contesting 112 seats.

(* – The original number was 417. But they list a 418th filing, Republican Bob Brown of Springfield, whose listing as a 7th Congressional District candidate was not listed until today. Brown previously ran for Congress in the 4th district in 2000 and 2002, losing primaries to Jim Noland.)

Unrelated note: Kudos to the Missouri House website for adding Google-added district maps. Here’s the 72nd district. (edit: or I can add the map links to every district mentioned)

That’s your filing review. Might as well add some observations for 2/23 filings or places that could use a random person showing up to file before March 30th.