From the Candidate Vetting Subcommittee
The Jackson County Republican Committee voted this spring to start a Vetting Committee and begin the process of assuring voters that our candidates running under the Republican banner are in fact Republicans. Below are the offices filed for by the respective candidates in Jackson County.
Tammy Herrera (Chairman), Scott Gronseth (Vice-chairman), Mary Jo Freeman (Secretary), Donna Gordon, Tim O’Brien, Tracy O’Brien
Mission statement: To vet Republican candidates on where they stand in reference to the Republican Platform.
August 4, 2022
On behalf of the Jackson County Republican Vetting Committee, we want to say to the candidates, “Congratulations on your win!” Thank you for taking time to sit with us and letting us get to know your positions on some of the issues that we face today.
Not only did you qualify for endorsement, several of you also won your primaries against opponents.
This is our first year for the vetting committee and we appreciate your support for our efforts.
Theresa Cass Galvin
Chairman of The Jackson Co. Republican Vetting Committee
Vice Chairman of the Jackson Co. Republican Vetting Committee
Mary Jo Freeman,
Secretary of the Jackson Co. Republican Vetting Committee
There are 3 ratings resulting from the vetting interviews and a non-response category
1. Qualified for Endorsement.
2. Falls in the Independent or Moderate category.
3. Does not adhere to the Republican Platform or Values.
4. Did not respond.
Jackson County Legislature Candidates
Theresa Cass Galvin - Qualified for Endorsement, currently holds office as Dist 6 county legislature, see https://justfacts.votesmart.org/ or https://ivoterguide.com/
Jason Pearson - Independent or Moderate
Preston Smith - Did not respond to request for interview. If you Google his name, you will find a video of his admission that he refused to respond.
Christina McDonough Hunt - pending response
April LaJune McGill - pending response
Sean Smith - Qualified for Endorsement
Trish Carlisle - pending response, previously held office in Lee's Summit municipal, see https://justfacts.votesmart.org/ or https://ivoterguide.com/
Phyllis Edson - pending response, previously held office in Lee's Summit municipal, see https://justfacts.votesmart.org/ or https://ivoterguide.com/
Roberta Gough - pending response
District 1 at Large
District 2 at Large
John Murphy - Qualified for Endorsement
Bob Stringfield - pending response
District 3 at Large
Lance Dillenschneider - pending response
State Senate District 8
State Representative District 19
Karen Spaulding - pending response
State Representative District 20
Aaron McMullin - pending response
State Representative District 21
Dakota Worrell - Qualified for Endorsement
State Representative District 28
Jennell Houts - Qualified for Endorsement
State Representative District 29
David Martin - Qualified for Endorsement
James Lowman - pending response
Gloria Stone - Independent or Moderate
State Representative District 30
State Representative District 31
State Representative District 32
State Representative District 33
State Representative District 34
JC Crossley - Qualified for Endorsement
State Representative District 35
John Burrows – Qualified for Endorsement
State Representative District 36
Kurt Lauvstad - pending response
State Representative District 53
Terry Thompson - pending response
Independence City Council Special Election
Ed Nesbitt - Qualified for Endorsement
Mike Huff - Qualified for Endorsement