2012 Election Results
The Missouri Sierra Club Takes Action
Missouri Sierra Club Election Campaign Kickoff in St.
Louis. State Senator Elect Scott Sifton is at the far right.
The Sierra Club Missouri Chapter was heavily involved in the recent elections.
During the summer we created a
Legislative Scorecard which graded incumbent Missouri legislators based on
their voting record on issues of environmental importance.
After the Group and Chapter Political Committees went through the process of
thirty six endorsements, we mailed postcards to our members in twenty two
tight races. We also phoned these members, and sent them an email. This was just
the beginning of our election efforts.
Club members put in more than 155 volunteer shifts during the General Election,
including phone-banking to members, as well as in canvassing, mailbanking and
candidate screening. We began the campaign with kick-off meetings/mailbanks in
all four regions of the state (Springfield, Kansas City, Columbia and St.
Louis). We finished with “Green Vote Sunday” on Nov. 4, when we put 34 volunteer
canvassers on the street in targeted races.
24 of our 36 endorsees won!
In an extremely close race Sierra Club endorsed candidate Scott Sifton defeated
extremist state senator Jim Lembke. The Sifton-Lembke race was our top priority
in the St. Louis area, as Lembke had a 0% pro-environmental rating, as opposed
to Sifton's 89% rating. In Springfield we help elect Charlie Norr as a new State
Five Sierra Club members won seats in the State House: Club members elected
include Ira Anders, Sue Meredith, Jeanne Kirkton, Rory Ellinger, and Clem Smith.
Club member Jim Evans ran a spirited race for Congress in District 7
All in all, the Missouri Sierra Club made its presence felt this election
Below are the full results of the November 6, 2012 election for Sierra Club
endorsed candidates in Missouri:
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