Guest Post by Lisa Pannet
*Note: I’ve read a number of voter guides sent to me over the past few weeks and this is the best and most comprehensive guide. Read on to see how to vote on all of the Amendments and lastly the judges.
**Trump has given us in writing in the book “The Conservative Case for Trump” the Supreme Court nominations that he would have as appointments.
He helped push the delegates to the Republican Convention to continue with life of the unborn in the party platform.
Governor-Lester Benton (Les) Turelli-Independent
**Koster has stated that he is pro-choice & supports same sex marriage.
**Grietens opposed religious liberty during the last session. He has been unwilling to fill out the MO Right to Life form even though he states he is pro-life. He has been unwilling to state where he stands with same sex marriage. He sat on a George Soros funded board called The Franklin Project that gave to ACORN.
Lt. Governor-Mike Parson
**Has proved to be a middle of the road republican. Go along to get along type of guy but has stood for life and religious freedom.
Secretary of State-John (Jay) Ashcroft
**Has tried to wave a red flag when Secretary of State tried to alter language put forth to the voters that would be liberally leaning in nature.
US Senator-Roy Blunt
**With Hobby Lobby case he was one of the main advocates to push back against the Obamacare mandates against our religious liberties.
State Treasurer-Eric Schmitt
**Has played nice with most republicans. He sponsored a bill that I asked him to regarding St. Louis County.
US Rep District 2-No Candidate, SKIP
**Ann Wagner has showed her true colors when she removed her endorsement of the republican candidate. She has promised to stand for life and faith but at every turn does not deliver. Her opportunity is when she promised to defund Obamacare and did not do that but passed the budget.
Attorney General-Josh Hawley
**Josh Hawley argued before the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby case to stand up for our religious liberty. As Attorney General he has vowed to stand up for life, faith and any Constitutional violations by the President or Congress.
State Senator District 1-Randy Jotte
**Current Democrat Senator Scott Sifton stood against religious liberty during the filibuster last session. Although, he likes to paint himself as a moderate-he is liberal. **When Randy Jotte ran for Senate previously he stated that he was for Obamacare. He now says that he is against Obamacare. This waffling is questionable at best.
State Senator District 15-Andrew Koenig
**As a state representative Andrew Koenig has proven his unwaivering dedication to the unborn and faith. He has also stood strong against taxes and financial accountability.
State Representative District 94-Cloria Brown
**Democrat Vicky England has proven to be very liberal. She is pro-choice and an advocate for the LGBTQ.
**I disagree with Cloria Brown about 60% of the time on issues. She stood firmly against religious liberty. The only saving grace with this candidate choice is that she seems to do only whatever leadership wants. Conservative issues will be moved forwarded about 40% of the time and she will be doing their bidding.
State Representative District 96-David Gregory
**David Gregory has stated that he will stand for our freedom of religion and the unborn.
St. Louis County Council-6th District-Ernie Trakas
**Ernie Trakas will stand in the gap for overstepping bounds of local government toward our religious liberties.
Amendment 1-Park Tax-NO
**This continuation of a current tax for the parks should not be continued. We are being taxed enough already . With the new Arch Tax that also goes to the parks they are receiving too much money and very little accountability for the dollars spent.
Amendment 2-Campaign Contributions-NO
**Someone I consider a friend put forth this initiative petition with the best of intentions. However, I believe that this is a violation of our First Amendment Rights and Freedom of Speech. I also know that this will never stop the billionaires and millionaires that we are trying to defeat. As a matter of fact, I know for certain that they will not even be deterred by this and one locally has talked about setting up 3 Super Pacs if this passes. What this does to the little guy is horrible! We cannot set up all these Super Pacs. It is hard enough for the little guy to try to compete in the election cycle.
Amendment 3-Cigarette Tax-NO
**This unfairly taxes a segment of people. It also was put forward by some cigarette companies to punish other cigarette companies. It is supposed to go to Early Childhood but can go to fund abortions.
Amendment 4-Service Tax-YES
**This prohibits a NEW use tax on services. Example: When you get your car worked on the parts are taxed but not the labor. The labor could be taxed in the future. Opponents argue that this would harm getting rid of the State Income Tax. I don’t see any momentum toward eliminating the income tax. Using a taxing argument to eliminate a tax doesn’t seem logical. However, I believe that there is merit in voting no because we are embedding this in our State Constitution.