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District 8: Previous Election Results

2010 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tommy SowersDemocratic27,874100.0%

2010 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Tommy SowersDemocratic56,37728.8%
Larry BillIndependent7,1933.7%
Rick VandevenLibertarian3,9302.0%
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican128,49965.6%

2010 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican47,88065.6%
Bob ParkerRepublican25,11834.4%

2008 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joe AllenDemocratic35,418100.0%

2008 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Joe AllenDemocratic72,79026.2%
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican198,79871.4%

2008 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican51,801100.0%

2006 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Gene CurtisDemocratic13,30534.4%
Earl DurnellDemocratic10,05326.0%
Veronica HambackerDemocratic15,27939.5%

2006 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Veronica HambackerDemocratic57,55726.4%
Branden McCulloughLibertarian4,2682.0%
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican156,16471.6%

2006 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican43,527100.0%

2004 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jerry CassDemocratic28,04043.0%
Dean HendersonDemocratic37,21357.0%

2004 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Dean HendersonDemocratic71,54326.6%
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican194,03972.2%

2004 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican65,05288.6%
Richard KlineRepublican8,40111.4%

2002 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Gene CurtisDemocratic50,68626.9%
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican135,14471.8%

2002 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican50,60587.1%
Richard KlineRepublican7,49912.9%

2000 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bob CampDemocratic29,99057.1%
Earl DurnellDemocratic22,53142.9%

2000 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Bob CampDemocratic67,76028.9%
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican162,23969.3%

1998 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Thad BullockDemocratic14,25228.8%
Anthony HeckemeyerDemocratic23,60347.7%
Richard KlineDemocratic11,59423.4%

1998 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Anthony HeckemeyerDemocratic59,42635.7%
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican104,27162.6%

1996 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Thad BullockDemocratic16,01323.9%
Gene CurtisDemocratic13,87620.7%
Emily FirebaughDemocratic37,10655.4%

1996 House General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Emily FirebaughDemocratic83,08437.3%
Jo Ann EmersonIndependent112,47250.5%
Richard KlineRepublican23,47710.5%

1996 House Special General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Emily FirebaughDemocratic71,62534.1%
Greg TlapekLibertarian5,3262.5%
Jo Ann EmersonRepublican132,80463.3%

1996 House Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
E. Earl DurnellRepublican12,21749.0%
Richard KlineRepublican12,74051.0%

District 8: Demographics

Population621,690
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up15.8%

Ethnicity

Percentage White93.1%
Percentage Black4.4%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native0.6%
Percentage Asian0.4%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race1.2%
Percentage Other Race0.3%
Percentage Hispanic1.0%
Percentage Non Hispanic White92.5%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black4.3%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English1.1%

Income

Median Household Income$27,865
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200918.2%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity31.2%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas31.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil0.7%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up42.1%
Percentage with a College Degree11.9%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers24.7%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers23.0%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers23.1%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples55.5%
Percentage Married Couples with Children22.7%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work35.8%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.2%

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Romney 48
Obama 45
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McCaskill 50
Akin 41
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Obama 47
Romney 46
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John Brunner 35
Akin 30
Sarah Steelman 25
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Steelman 51
McCaskill 39
Steelman + 12
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Romney 49
Obama 42
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