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Parties nominate candidates to complete convicted Rep. Webb's Missouri House term

Parties nominate candidates to complete convicted Rep. Webb's Missouri House term


ST. LOUIS   •   Three candidates have been nominated by their parties to run for the unfinished term of ex-state Rep. Steve Webb, D-Florissant, who was convicted of stealing from his campaign fund.

Webb resigned in January after being accused of stealing $3,000 in campaign funds. He pleaded guilty March 20.

His current Missouri House term ends in January. Gov. Jay Nixon set an Aug. 5 special election to finish the term. That's the same date as the Missouri primaries, which will select the nominees to run in November for the next terms.

It means there will actually be two elections for Webb's currently vacant 67th District House seat on that day. The special election will determine who finishes out the term until the next term starts in January. The primaries, on the same day, will choose the candidates to run off for the next term in November, to be seated in January.

The three candidates chosen by their parties to run in the special election for the unexpired term are Democrat Alan Green, Republican Dwayne A. Strickland and Libertarian Jeff Coleman.

Today is the deadline for parties to nominate their candidates to the special election ballot.

All three nominated candidates are also candidates in the primary election on the same day. Strickland and Coleman are running unopposed in their party primaries, meaning they are guaranteed spots on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Green is one of four Democrats in the primary. He will run against Sylvester Taylor, II, Larry Davis, Jr., and Tony Weaver for the nomination to the November ballot.

Following Webb's guilty plea in March, he was sentenced to five years probation on for felony theft, in addition to jail time. He is currently serving a 45-day sentence that ends May 15, followed by 45 more days of home detention.

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