Missouri Governor Nixon Prevails in Special Election Lawsuit - State and Federal Communications

February 24, 2014  •  

Missouri Governor Nixon Prevails in Special Election Lawsuit

Gov. Jay Nixon

A Missouri judge recently denied a request to compel Gov. Jay Nixon to set special legislative elections. County Circuit Judge Dan Green issued a one-sentence written opinion but provided no reasoning for the ruling. After the lawsuit was filed in January, Nixon set special elections to fill three of the four vacancies. He has not called an election to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Ryan McKenna.

McKenna left office in December after being appointed by Nixon to serve as Labor Department Director.

Photo of Gov. Jay Nixon courtesy of Bernard Pollack on Wikimedia Commons.


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