The St. Louis Young Democrats are proud to announce candidate endorsements in races for city, county, state, and federal offices.

Following a well attended public candidate forum, members of the St. Louis Young Democrats voted on candidates who completed our endorsement questionnaire. For each race, “Do Not Endorse” was also an option. In two particular races — U.S. House of Representatives, District 1, and Missouri State House of Representatives, District 87 — no candidate received at least 50% of the vote in the first round, and a subsequent runoff election was held between the top two vote-getters.

“Throughout this endorsement process, the St. Louis Young Democrats have provided opportunities for our members and the general public to engage with candidates. I’m excited about the great slate of people we’ve endorsed and looking forward to working to elect them in August and November,” said Shayn Prapaisilp, president of the St. Louis Young Democrats.

The St. Louis Young Democrats is proud to announce that our membership has voted to endorse the following candidates:

Office

Results

Endorsed Candidate

U.S. Senate

95.24%

Sen. Claire McCaskill

U.S. House of Representatives – District 1

Initial Vote: 43.33%

Runoff: 54.24%

Cori Bush

U.S. House of Representatives – District 2

64.52%

Cort VanOstran

U.S. House of Representatives – District 3

93.33%

Katy Geppert

Missouri State Auditor

96.77%

Auditor Nicole Galloway

St. Louis County Council – District 5

87.72%

Lisa Clancy

St. Louis County Prosecutor

90.48%

Wesley Bell

City of St. Louis License Collector

93.44%

Dana Kelly-Franks

State Senate – District 4

89.83%

Sen. Jake Hummel

State Senate – District 14

84.75%

Brian Williams

State Senate – District 22

85.19%

Robert Butler

State Senate – District 24

98.36%

Sen. Jill Schupp

State Senate – District 26

88.89%

John Kiehne

Missouri House – District 62

86.27%

Ashley Fajkowski

Missouri House – District 71

92.59%

LaDonna Applebaum

Missouri House – District 72

68%

Doug Clemens

Missouri House – District 76

66.04%

Damon Haymer

Missouri House – District 77

52.83%

Kimberly-Ann Collins

Missouri House – District 79

50.91%

J.P. Johnson

Missouri House – District 81

87.72%

Travis Estes

Missouri House – District 82

71.43%

Rep. Donna Baringer

Missouri House – District 84

98.21%

Brad Bakker

Missouri House – District 85

88.89%

Kevin Windham

Missouri House – District 86

94.55%

Farrakhan Shegog

Missouri House – District 87

Initial Vote: 49.09%

Runoff: 59.75%

Sam Gladney

Missouri House – District 89

92.98%

Kevin FitzGerald

Missouri House – District 94

90.38%

Jean Pretto

Missouri House – District 96

92.31%

Erica Hoffman

Missouri House – District 99

84%

Mike LaBozzetta

Missouri House – District 100

92.31%

Helena Webb

Missouri House – District 102

82.35%

Gary Wester

Missouri House – District 103

86.27%

Jim Klenc

Missouri House – District 105

86%

Scott Cernicek

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Download this as a PDF: 05.09.18 STLYD Candidate Endorsement Press Release