Blunt Sets Special Legislative Elections
But he sets them for different days. The governor set Feb. 7 for the election to replace Republican Jack Goodman in the 132nd House District in Lawrence County. Goodman recently was sworn into the Senate after winning a special election. But voters won't fill the empty seat from the Second Senate District until April 4. The district covers parts of St. Charles and Lincoln counties. Republican Jon Dolan resigned the Senate seat to go to work for the nursing home industry. Democrats accuse Blunt of politics in setting the Senate election two months after the special House election. But a Blunt spokesman says the governor gave more time for the Senate election because it is a larger district.