Yesterday evening Mark Alford (r), former newsreader and one of several republican candidates in the 4th Congressional District, made a campaign appearance in front of a small crowd on the Johnson County Courthouse lawn in Warrensburg.
Mark Alford (r).
Speaking to the gathering:
There is no difference:
Mark Alford @markalfordkc
President Biden is having to walk back so much of what he’s said about Russia, Putin and Ukraine that he’s starting to look like Michael Jackson doing the “Moonwalk”
[….] 11:24 AM · Mar 28, 2022
Mark Alford (r) is not interested in your responses:
From Mark Alford’s campaign web site (look it up, if you’re interested):
“We all know that something wasn’t right with the election in 2020. Multiple states circumvented The Constitution of the United States in the name of a man-made virus. We must bring integrity back to our elections!”
“We must protect the lives of the unborn and be the voice of the voiceless. There are no exceptions; abortion is murder because each life is precious in the eyes of God.”
“We must respect the men and women in blue, those who risk their lives for each of us every day. Our society will fall further into chaos without law and order.”
“The Founders of our great nation knew that to remain a secure and free republic we needed armed citizens. It’s not a suggestion, it’s our right to keep and bear arms, and it shall not be infringed! There is no such thing as “gun violence” it’s “human violence.””
“…each life…” Uvalde, Texas.
“Parents must have a say in their children’s education, and we must stop schools from teaching anti-American propaganda.”
Is arming teachers in the classroom okay? Just asking.
The Venn diagram is a perfect circle:
The republican candidates in the 4th Congressional District primary – from the Missouri Secretary of State web site:
2022 Primary Election
U.S. Representative – District 4
Name Mailing Address Random Number Date Filed
Jim (Soupy) Campbell 1228 MEL DOR ACRES
CLIMAX SPRINGS MO 65324 180 2/22/2022
Rick Brattin P.O. BOX 920
HARRISONVILLE MO 64701 283 2/22/2022
William (Bill) Irwin PO BOX 383
HARRISONVILLE MO 64701 401 2/22/2022
Mark Alford PO BOX 1634
RAYMORE MO 64083 423 2/22/2022
Kalena Bruce PO BOX 1107
STOCKTON MO 65785 622 2/22/2022
Taylor Burks PO BOX 405
ASHLAND MO 65010 682 2/22/2022
Kyle Stonner LaBrue 4376 SKI DR
OSAGE BEACH MO 65065 3/29/2022
John Hart (D) – candidate for Johnson County, Missouri Presiding Commissioner
Last Thursday the Johnson County (Missouri) Democratic Club held their first in-person monthly meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic started over two years ago. The meeting took place outdoors in a park shelter in Warrensburg.
In addition to the usual club business and announcements, local candidates who show up have an opportunity to speak to club members and take questions.
John Hartt, a Democratic Party candidate for Johnson County Presiding Commissioner, showed up. He spoke and took questions.
John Hart (D) has previously served on the county commission.
Experience and institutional memory matter.
He spoke about the nuts and bolts of running the county and the importance of listening to the concerns and opinions of every constituent. He fielded questions that reflected the pragmatic concerns of most county residents – the county budget, the Sheriff’s office, roads and bridges – including paving, road drainage, and the proper use of the right of way.
You know, practical concerns about practical things.
WARRENSBURG, MO, — Johnson County Clerk, Diane Thompson announces that the extended candidate filing period for the Presiding Commissioner of the County Commission seat closed at 5 PM on Friday, April 8, 2022. The following individuals are now candidates for Presiding Commissioner, listed in order by the date and time their declarations of candidacy were received. On the Republican Ticket: Kevin (Beagle) Coleman, Troy A. Matthews, Bob Cochran, Tom Krahenbuhl, Aaron J. Brown and Violet J. Corbett. On the Democratic Ticket: John A. Hart and Matt Swope.
Candidate filing reopened on Tuesday, April 5th pursuant to 115.361(4) RSMo due to the withdrawal of Incumbent Densil Allen who had filed on February 22nd but withdrew on March 29th, which was the last day of the regular filing period. Additionally, Brandon Phelps filed as a candidate on the Republican ticket prior to 5:00 PM on March 29th. Phelps withdrew his candidacy on April 6th during the extended filing period.
The last day for candidates and issues to be certified to the August Primary ballot by the Secretary of State and the County Clerk is May 24, 2022 by 5 PM. A legal notice listing candidates for all races will be published immediately thereafter.
What’s going on here?
Six republican candidates for Presiding Commissioner in Johnson County after the incumbent withdrew?
JOHNSON, LAFAYETTE & SALINE COUNTIES: COVID-19 cases in Johnson (299), Lafayette (256) and Saline (165) have increased in the past 14 days.
Hospitals in the region are seeing resource strain from dramatically increased numbers of COVID-19 patients and hospitalizations. As a result, several hospitals in the region are at or near capacity. Continued disease spread into Northwest Missouri is expected.
The Delta variant, which spreads more easily and poses higher risk of hospitalization than prior variants, is believed to be contributing to the increase. Vaccination continues to be our best tool to move past this pandemic.
– Johnson County: 23.4%
– Lafayette County: 34.5%
– Saline County: 35.8%
Experts say at least 70% – 80% of people need immunity to minimize spread within a community.
– Vaccines: MOStopsCovid.com
– At Home & Community Testing: Health.Mo.Gov/CommunityTest
Those who choose not to get vaccinated should continue these important public health steps:
– Maintain at least six feet distance from others;
– Wear a mask when appropriate;
– Avoid others that appear to be sick;
– Avoid others if you have COVID symptoms;
– Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue; and
– Wash your hands.