Special election for vacant Missouri Senate seat set

3 years 4 weeks 11 hours ago Tuesday, January 24 2017 Jan 24, 2017 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 6:24:28 PM CST January 24, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A special election to fill a vacant Senate seat for west-central Missouri is scheduled for Aug. 8.

Gov. Eric Greitens announced on Tuesday the election date meant to fill Mike Parson's vacant seat after Parsons took over as lieutenant governor.

Parson's district includes portions of Benton, Cedar, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Pettis, Polk and St. Clair counties.

Voters on Aug. 8 also will vote for the replacement of Republican Rep. Caleb Jones of Columbia. He left the legislature to become Greitens' chief of staff.

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