4 days before filing deadline, local state lawmakers remain unopposed

Friday, March 25, 2016

Four days before the filing deadline, both members of the local delegation to the state legislature remain unopposed.

From left: State Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville and State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob

State Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, and Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, have both filed for re-election. Neither have drawn opposition, according to the Missouri Secretary of State's website.

Filing closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Candidate filing is held in the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center at 600 West Main Street in Jefferson City.

Documents needed for filing, according to the Secretary of State's office:

* Paid receipt from political party for filing fee: $100 for State Senate, and $50 for State House.

* Proof of Identity -- Voter identification card, Missouri driver's license, birth certificate, or other form of certified identification.

* A copy of an affidavit filed with the Department of Revenue. A copy of the form may be found at http://dor.mo.gov/forms/5120.pdf and information about this requirement is available at http://dor.mo.gov/personal/candidates.

All candidates for state offices must file in person with the Secretary of State. However, members of the armed services on active duty or people who are unable to appear in person because of physical disabilities may file by certified mail. People eligible to file by certified mail should contact the Secretary of State's Elections Division for further details at (573) 751-2301.

Sater represents Senate District 29, which includes Barry, Lawrence, McDonald, Stone and Taney counties.

Fitzpatrick represents House District 158, which includes Barry County and portions of Stone and Lawrence counties.

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