Posts Tagged ‘Representative Jerry Nolte’

Well, Clay County citizens, it’s over, and massive change was in the air across the country and a little bit locally. I must admit I truly have mixed emotions about this election. I love the fact that Mr. Obama was finally told no, unsure if he will be able to understand the meaning of that small one syllable word. I guess we’ll find out soon. This is where he gets real dangerous.

No, folks, the real change came locally. You know I am going to get this out of the way early. So we better get started. 35,000 Republican voters in Clay County demonstrated their complete inability to do research about a candidate. Yes, Clay County, your new Auditor is none other than the man ClayCoMOPolitics has been telling you about for some time now, William James Norris. Rumor has it that William James Norris is currently searching Google for Auditing 101 and may be found at the book store looking for a new copy of Accounting for Dummies. Let’s wish him luck shall we, or should he be wishing the county luck?

I’m sorry, but did us rude political nerds interrupt your sports viewing, or did you just blatantly assume that all Democrats are bad and Republicans good? Or, was it the really pretty red signs that he had? You know big signs next to other Republican candidates signs must mean that the candidate is super-duper awesome and overly qualified.

This all might be funny, if it wasn’t so darn embarrassing. Oh well, stay tuned to me and the Tribune over the coming weeks, I’m sure this is going to get interesting. Oh, and Mr. Norris, so much as breathe wrong, I am going to be all over it. That’s a friendly promise.

We have a new Presiding Commissioner with Pam Mason. I’m sorry, but I’m going to come out and say this. I can’t stand Ed Quick philosophically, but rumor has it that Ms. Mason can be a bit challenging to work with. For anyone that follows Clay County politics you know to what I am referring. Unsure if the building contractors have been called in for wall renovations again in the Clay County Courthouse. It will be curious to see how the lawsuit that Mr. Quick took out at the end of the campaign against Ms. Mason will end up. Rumor had it, win or lose Mr. Quick was going to follow through. Stay tuned for more on that as well. The good thing is Ms. Mason does claim to be fiscally conservative, I trust her on that much. Good things may be in store for Clay County tax payers. We can only hope.

The incumbent Tom Brandom was defeated by newcomer Sheri Chapman for County Clerk. Ms. Chapman is a great person and a regular over at the Clay County Pachyderm Club. I hope she keeps coming out, and wish her the best in her new role.

In another demonstration of Republican ignorance we have Jay Lawson arriving as Recorder of Deeds. Mr. Lawson couldn’t seem to figure out which party he was from, or what office he wanted to run for, and those darn Missouri Ethics Commission Reports seemed to really throw him a curve ball. Alas, he’s now taking care of important documents for you down at the Recorder’s office. I feel better, no really, a lot better, thankfully we didn’t get one of those evil Democrats in there. Probably would have voted to keep Obamacare.

In the evidence that your vote really does count column we have a new County Collector. I just cut my property tax check today to the departing Ms. Reeves. Lydia McEvoy will be handling this role now. By the way, she won by 96 votes.

Congressman Graves returns for another term with a decisive win over Clint Hylton 65-35%. Mr. Graves can you just figure on running for US Senate against Cousin’ Claire in 12. Please!?

We were 229 votes away from winning all the Missouri House seats in Clay County. The only Democrat to prevail was Jay Swearingen in Missouri-31. I only hope that he is not as vile of a creature as Trent Skaggs. Time will tell, unfortunately it may get a little lonely down in Jeff City for Mr. Swearingen. I’m declaring right now, we want this seat in 2012. Who wants to run?

Congratulations to TJ Berry, Bob Nance, Ryan Silvey, and Myron Neth for their decisive victories in the other Clay County House Seats. I am so excited about TJ Berry being my house representative, I can’t wait for January. 11/4/2010 Update: Can’t believe I forgot this! Jerry Nolte was also reelected again as a state representative in Missouri-33.

In bigger Missouri races we now have a new US Senator in Roy Blunt. Now, I’m skeptical, and have been hard on Mr. Blunt. I expect him to listen, and suspect he will, but I assure you if he doesn’t I’ll be here to tell you all about it. Oh, by the way have you called Ms. McCaskill’s office to remind her there were about 1,000,000 reasons for her to listen to us. Prop. C and now this. Woman if you don’t listen to the people of Missouri you are equivalent to a tyrant.

Tom Schweich is our new state Auditor. Not sure what’s going to happen with this one. If this guy approaches the job with the same vigor he approaches a speaking engagement, look out Missouri government departments. Unsure if Tom Schweich is making plans to donate to Cousin’ Claire in 2012, what do you bet he doesn’t make that mistake twice?

Finally, thank you Missouri! Prop. A passed with flying colors. I might like living in Kansas City if we can get rid of this earnings tax. Let the liberal union squealing begin. The end of the world is coming for them. On a more sour note. Missouri, why is it when we don’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of you pass more regulation for a bunch of stupid dogs. Complete lack of intelligence sometimes. It’s not the big things, it’s the small costs that repetitively add up. Way to go!

Missouri House Representative Jerry Nolte will be having a BBQ and Fundraiser to benefit his campaign next Sunday, September 26th. Jerry is in a tough district and has won by small margins the last two elections. Please help him to victory this year if you can! PDF flier is below.

Nolte BBQ

Press Release from the Clay County Young Republicans


Clay County Young Republicans to Host Republican Officials and Candidates

The Clay County Young Republicans are honored to present an opportunity for our local community to be introduced to some of Missouri’s leading elected Republican officials as well as candidates running for office in the 2010 mid-term Election. Featured key notes speakers for the event are as follows: Jason Klindt, Communications Director for Congressman Sam Graves. As well as Dr. John Broom, former President of the Minnesota College Republicans.

The Time for Choosing Fund Raiser will be held at, Happy Rock Park 7600 NE Antioch Rd. Gladstone, Mo 64119 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm On Thursday May 6th

Price of admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children 3- 12, and children under 3 are free. Food and drink are included with admission.

For any questions regarding this event or to make a donation please contact: or 816-848-4140 and ask for Christopher Till.

RSVP list as of 4/29/2010

Sitting Politicans

Luann Ridgeway- State Senator, 17th District

Jerry Nolte- State Representative, 33rd District

Bob Nance- State Representative, 36th District


Hector Maldonado- U.S. Senate

Kristi Nichols- U.S Senate

Mike Vontz- U.S. Senate

Davis Conway- U.S. Senate

Christopher Ryan- U.S. Congress, 6th District

Nick Marshall- State Representative, 30th District

Matthew Thompson-  State Representative, 31st District

Myron Neth- State Representative, 34th District

T.J. Berry- State Representative, 35th District

William Norris- Clay County Auditor

Sheri Chapman- Clay County Clerk


Jason Klindt-  Communications Director, Congressman Graves

Joe Greeley-  Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate