Meet & Greet A Success!

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Our Candidates:

David A. Beckham, candidate for House of Representative, District #41; Adam Burkemper, candidate for Pike & Lincoln County Circuit Judge; Amanda Neel, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue; Crystal Hall, candidate for Lincoln County Clerk; Dottie Crenshaw, candidate for Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds; Ayanna Shivers, 10th District State Senate candidate; Trent Crenshaw, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue.

The Lincoln County Democrats Club Meet & Greet, held on June 28, 2018, was a great success!  Fun, food and fellowship were the name of the game, and a good time was had by all as we gathered to meet our candidates and enjoy the good company at the beautiful and historic home of Ed and Marie Schieffer.  Here are some highlights.

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As folks arrived, they began gathering on the back porch to chat and watch the storm roll in.

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Conversations broke out everywhere.

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The porch lends itself to good conversation.

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Of course, the Schieffer cats are good Democrats.  (Clearly, kitty hates the attention!)

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Speaking of herding cats, Ed tries to gather his fellow Democrats for a group photo and get them to smile for the camera.

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And after a brief struggle....Success!

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One of our future candidates practices clawing his way to the top of the heap.....

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.....while his mother tries to wave him off, and his sister pretends none of this is happening.

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But storm clouds are gathering and it's time to take it inside.

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Once inside, the conversation was good, and the food was even better.

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But Ed brings us back to why we're all here, to meet our candidates.

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Each candidate took a turn introducing themselves to the group.  From top left, Amanda Neel, Crystal Hall and Dottie Crenshaw, Adam Burkemper, David Beckham, Ayanna Shivers, and Trent Crenshaw.

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Then it was back to conversations both fun.....

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.....and serious.

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That's our fearless leader, Betty Shrum, president of the Lincoln County Democrats Club.  She's beautiful, inside and out.

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And here's Ed doing what he does best, educating our future leaders on the history of this great country and our great county.

All in all, the evening was a great success.  A good time was had by all, and we enjoyed meeting our candidates.  They have our full support in the coming elections.  We'd like to thank Ed and Marie for their generosity and hospitality, and for sharing their beautiful home..  And thanks to all that attended.  We welcome your fellowship and look forward to doing this again soon!

Senator McCaskill comes to Lincoln County!

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On July 3rd, the Lincoln County Democrats welcomed Senator Claire McCaskill at a campaign stop at the Landmark restaurant in Troy, MO.  

In front of an enthusiastic crowd, Senator McCaskill spoke on a wide variety of topics such as saving the Affordable Care Act, her hard work on Veteran's issues, the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Kennedy, and legislation she's sponsored that has become law through working across the aisle with the Republican majority.  In particular, she expressed concern for the fate of the Affordable Care Act should Attorney General Josh Hawley win in November.  We share her concerns on this, and other issues.

Always a tough opponent and vigorous campaigner, Senator McCaskill will be traveling the state and visiting not just Democratic strongholds, but forgotten corners of the state where she traditionally gets little support.  She wants every corner of the state to know she's representing all of us, not just a chosen few.

We thank Senator McCaskill for taking the time to visit with us here in Lincoln County, and will be doing our part to ensure her re-election in November.  For those wishing to volunteer their time and money to make sure we have the representation in the U.S. Senate we deserve, please contact Senator McCaskill's campaign at https://clairemccaskill.com/take-action/.

Below are candid photos of this exciting day.

Folks arrived to listen to Senator McCaskill.....

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and waited patiently for Senator McCaskill to make her appearance.

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And Claire is in the house!

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Good at communicating her thoughts and ideas, Senator McCaskill took questions and listened with care, one of the most important parts of her job.

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While answering a question, the senator amused herself......

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as well as the crowd.

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After an hour of informative discussion, it was time for Senator McCaskill to move on to her next engagement.

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With much applause and waving, we bid her adieu.  Thank you, Senator McCaskill, for taking the time to engage with us here in Lincoln County.  We wish you the best, and will be working hard to ensure you'll still be our senator for six more years!

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REGISTER!! THEN VOTE!!

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ATTENTION ALL LINCOLN COUNTY RESIDENTS!

Voter registration for the August 7th primaries will end on July 11th.  If you register after the 11th, you won't be able to vote on very important issues such as Prop A.  Registering now means you'll have a say in what happens to the hard workers in this state.

And if you're going to be out of town on election day, go cast an absentee ballot!  Absentee ballots are available on request from the County Clerk's office, and you can vote by absentee ballot as late as the day before election day.  So plan ahead, and make your voice heard.

We need all hands on deck, now is not the time to feel hopeless, we are the hope we need.  So get registered, then vote!

Meet the Candidate

Adam Burkemper

Candidate for Circuit Court Judge, Lincoln and Pike Counties

Adam Burkemper is a lifelong resident of Lincoln County.  Born to parents Thomas and Ellen Burkemper, he was raised on the family farm near Troy, MO.  After graduating from Chaminade College Preparatory School, he completed undergraduate studies at Lindenwood University, and attained his law degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.  Adam and his wife Janice, a Licensed Professional Counselor at Centerpointe Hospital in St. Peters, have been married for 17 years.  Their two children, 14 year old Mac and 12 year old Josi-Cate, just completed their school terms at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Troy and will be attending Barat Academy in Chesterfield in fall 2018.

For the past 16 years, Adam has practiced law with his father, Thomas, at Burkemper Law Firm in Troy, MO, where he has tried hundreds of cases, ranging from family law to criminal to personal injury.  When not practicing law, he raises cattle on the family farm and enjoys spending time playing with his children.  A lifelong member of the Sacred Heart Parish in Troy, Adam's faith is an integral part of who he is.  His strong work ethic and commitment to community has led him to sit on numerous local boards such Lincoln County Resource Board, and to participate as a member of organizations such as the NRA, Kiwanas Club, and Habitat for Humanity.

As a strong defender of the Constitution, Mr. Burkemper will bring a strong commitment to to the office of Circuit Court Judge, upholding the United States Constitution and everything for which it stands, just as the framers intended.  He has the experience and integrity to get the job done.  When asked why he wants to hold the office of Circuit Court Judge, Adam says, "Lincoln and Pike counties deserve competent, compassionate and honest representation on the bench.  I will bring integrity back to the office of the Circuit Court Judge. The people of Lincoln and Pike counties will be proud of the judiciary if I get into office.  I plan to make it efficient and fair to the residents of our Lincoln and Pike County."

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Meet the Candidate

Dottie Crenshaw

Candidate for and Current Holder of the Office of Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds

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Dottie D. Crenshaw is currently the Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds. The daughter of the late Curtis and Delores Robinson, Dottie has resided in Elsberry her entire life, and is a graduate of Elsberry High School. Dottie has been blessed with two children, Neeli Crenshaw Langdon of Kansas City and J. Trent Crenshaw of Foley, and three beautiful granddaughters, Julia, Ella and Mila. Ms. Crenshaw is a member of the First Christian Church in Elsberry, where she conducts Children’s Church each Sunday morning.

Dottie's work experience includes 6½ years in the Lincoln County Assessor’s Office, 4 years as Elsberry City Collector and 23 years as Production Manager at U. S. Title. Her understanding of real estate transactions and titles have been a tremendous asset in her performance as Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds for the last 16 years.

As Recorder, Ms Crenshaw has developed websites to assist the public in remote searches and initiated e-recording of real estate documents. She purchased an operating system for efficient recording and reporting. A total of 11,548 documents were recorded in 2017. 311 Marriage Licenses were issued. Both websites generated $30,842.16 in general revenue for 2017.

All marriage licenses and military discharges are entered into the Recorder’s database. This provides efficiency in assisting the public.

Education is a high priority of Dottie’s. She has completed 320 hours of continuing education in her field. Dottie continues improvement to her office. She stated, “Technology plays an important role in our lives. Therefore, I promise to advance my office in this field.”

Dottie Crenshaw is running unopposed for the Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds.

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Meet the Candidate

Amanda Neel

Candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue

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Amanda (Amy) Neel has been a resident of Lincoln County for the last 60 years.  Born in Kansas, she arrived in Lincoln county at 8 years old with her parents, Darryl & Daisy Mordt.  Amy has been married to Harold Neel for 32 years and they have one son, Tyler.

Amy began her working career as a clerk at the family business, Mordt Tractor, and then worked as a clerk and assistant manager at Citgo.  On Christmas eve in 1997, she took a temporary job in the Lincoln County Collector of Revenue's office, filling out checks and other necessary tasks through the tax season.  Her boss liked the work she did, and in June of 1999 he asked her to return to input data on delinquent taxes into the new software system.  She's been there ever since.  In 2002, she was asked to take the position of Deputy Collector, and she gratefully obliged.  Her nearly 20 years of experience will serve her well should Amy become the next Lincoln County Collector of Revenue.

When asked why she's running, Amy said, "I have a deep-seated loyalty to Lincoln County and I'm dedicated to the work this office does.  Over the years I have grown with the Lincoln County Collector of Revenue's office. I have devoted much of my time working closely with the Collectors, improving and striving to provide great service to the tax payers of Lincoln County.  Having been here from the beginning of the switch from old ways to new this office has seen, I am fortunate enough to have gained very useful experience and have enjoyed the challenges and changes in my career. I am committed to our goals, from the newCollector of Revenue software that improves effeciency, to setting up and maintaining the credit/debit card collections and the online website that provides convenience to our tax payers.  Should I become County Collector, I will bring my wealth of knowledge of the office to improve our services and help the citizens of Lincoln County."

Amanda Neel is one of two Democratic candidates vying for the position of Collector of Revenue in the August 7th primary.

Meet the Candidate

J. Trent Crenshaw

Candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue

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J. Trent Crenshaw is a lifelong resident of Lincoln County.  The son of Dottie and Joe Crenshaw, Trent graduated from Elsberry High School in the top 10 of his class, and went on to acquire a Bachelor's degree in Education, and a Masters degree in Administration from Missouri Baptist University.  Having lived most of his 37 years in Elsberry, he recently moved to Foley, where he is the sole operator of the Crenshaw family's Century Farm.  Serving as an educator for the last 12 years, he currently teaches at Northwest Middle School in the Hazelwood School District, while also officiating men's collegiate basketball.  

Enthusiastic, energetic, and dedicated, Trent shares his busy life with daughter Julia, a freshman at Fort Zumwalt High School and a talented athlete, and fiancee Kylie Davis, manager of an Ear, Nose and Throat clinic in Columbia, MO.  Together they enjoy hunting, fishing and numerous sports activities such as softball, basketball, baseball, football and track and field.  Both Julie and Kylie are highly supportive of Trent's political aspirations.  When discussing the help and support he enjoys from those closest to him, he says, "I could not be more thankful for my parents, my daughter, Kylie and her family, as I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people."

Should he be elected, Trent will bring his considerable talents and enthusiasm to the office he'll hold.  "I am running for Collector of Revenue because I would be truly humbled and honored to represent the fine constituents of Lincoln County," he says.  "I want to bring new energy to the office and be instrumental in helping make decisions as our county experiences exponential growth.  As in the field of education, I envision I will enjoy building positive relationships, and working with other elected officials to offer solutions to issues that will benefit all. Because of my numerous interests, I enjoy meeting new people and find we have numerous commonalities."

J. Trent Crenshaw is one of two Democratic candidates vying for the position of Collector of Revenue in the August 7th primary.

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A Message From Club President, Betty Shrum

To all Lincoln County Democrats:

Our campaign motto “PRAY FOR AMERICA” has been well received.

While we have much to focus on during this election year, need to also focus and promote ,the dangers of climate change. and how everyone can help.

We will continue to explore ways to do this.

A good place to start is the following website: sierraclub.org/mrgreen