Meet the Candidate!

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Shawn Finklein was born in 1981 grew up in O'Fallon in St Charles County. He attended Fort Zumwalt North High School and graduated in 1999. Shawn has been married to his wife, Kayla, for the past three years.

Shawn is currently a union electrician with Local 57. He and his wife moved to Troy in 2016, where they currently reside.

Shawn is currently running on the November ballot to be the Democratic State Representative for District #64.

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The 2018 Grass Roots Rally Was a Rousing Success!

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The Lincoln County Democrats Club held its annual Grass Roots Rally on September 15, 2018. Attendees were treated to good food, good conversation, an excellent speech by the featured speaker, lots of fun and games and, in the process, raised funds for our candidates and good causes. Join us as we review the highlights of the evening!

 Club President Betty Shrum directs traffic between the registration table and the information booth.

Club President Betty Shrum directs traffic between the registration table and the information booth.

 Circuit Clerk Grace Sinclair arrives, pie in hand. The candidates each donated a pie or cake for our fundraising auction.

Circuit Clerk Grace Sinclair arrives, pie in hand. The candidates each donated a pie or cake for our fundraising auction.

 As the crowd builds, conversations break out everywhere. Here, Jan Burkemper, wife of Adam Burkemper, candidate for Circuit Court Judge for Pike and Lincoln Counties, and Amanda Neel, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, discuss working the campaign trail.

As the crowd builds, conversations break out everywhere. Here, Jan Burkemper, wife of Adam Burkemper, candidate for Circuit Court Judge for Pike and Lincoln Counties, and Amanda Neel, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, discuss working the campaign trail.

 Attendees examine handouts procured from the information booth.

Attendees examine handouts procured from the information booth.

 The evening’s featured speaker, Missouri Senator, District #1, Scott Sifton, chats with rally attendees.

The evening’s featured speaker, Missouri Senator, District #1, Scott Sifton, chats with rally attendees.

 Spin The Bottle, a favorite game of the public, is in full swing.

Spin The Bottle, a favorite game of the public, is in full swing.

 Folks examine the possibilities at the Silent Auction, and make their bids.

Folks examine the possibilities at the Silent Auction, and make their bids.

 There was good attendance by union folks representing their various locals.

There was good attendance by union folks representing their various locals.

 We appreciate all of the unions that participated, and their fellowship.

We appreciate all of the unions that participated, and their fellowship.

 That’s a great shirt, and a beautiful smile.

That’s a great shirt, and a beautiful smile.

 Our local Democratic candidates spent time meeting voters and answering questions. Here, Adam Burkemper informs voters why he’ll make a great Circuit Court judge for Pike and Lincoln counties.

Our local Democratic candidates spent time meeting voters and answering questions. Here, Adam Burkemper informs voters why he’ll make a great Circuit Court judge for Pike and Lincoln counties.

 Missouri House of Representatives District #41 candidate, David Beckham, works the room.

Missouri House of Representatives District #41 candidate, David Beckham, works the room.

 Missouri State Senate District #10 candidate, Ayanna Shivers, chats with the club’s Twitter maven, Stephanie Schmidt, as she runs the Spin the Bottle game.

Missouri State Senate District #10 candidate, Ayanna Shivers, chats with the club’s Twitter maven, Stephanie Schmidt, as she runs the Spin the Bottle game.

 Ayanna and Stephanie graciously pose for a photo.

Ayanna and Stephanie graciously pose for a photo.

 The good folks from Monte’s Catering prepare to serve the ravenous crowd.

The good folks from Monte’s Catering prepare to serve the ravenous crowd.

 A beautiful selection of desserts, made and donated by club members, awaits our hungry guests.

A beautiful selection of desserts, made and donated by club members, awaits our hungry guests.

 The feeding frenzy begins, as folks chat as they wait for their turn at the buffet.

The feeding frenzy begins, as folks chat as they wait for their turn at the buffet.

 Folks tuck in to their choices from the delicious spread.

Folks tuck in to their choices from the delicious spread.

 Candidate for Pike and Lincoln County Circuit Judge, Adam Burkemper, waits patiently for his shot at the buffet line, and ponders his dessert choices.

Candidate for Pike and Lincoln County Circuit Judge, Adam Burkemper, waits patiently for his shot at the buffet line, and ponders his dessert choices.

With everyone’s appetites sated, it’s time to begin the evening’s speeches.

 Featured Speaker Scott Sifton, Missouri Senator for District #1, delivers a rousing talk to an appreciative audience.

Featured Speaker Scott Sifton, Missouri Senator for District #1, delivers a rousing talk to an appreciative audience.

 The recipients of last year’s Grass Roots awards, Ed and Maria Schieffer, announce the 2018 winners. And the first winner is…..

The recipients of last year’s Grass Roots awards, Ed and Maria Schieffer, announce the 2018 winners. And the first winner is…..

 ……Andy Young, honored for her dedication to the club and hard work building an online presence for the club through our website and Facebook pages.  And the second winner is…..

……Andy Young, honored for her dedication to the club and hard work building an online presence for the club through our website and Facebook pages.

And the second winner is…..

 …..Jerry Fox, honored for his many years of hard work for the club and his years of dedication to Lincoln County, as evidenced by his decades of service as Lincoln County Collector of Revenue. Look at that beautiful family!

…..Jerry Fox, honored for his many years of hard work for the club and his years of dedication to Lincoln County, as evidenced by his decades of service as Lincoln County Collector of Revenue. Look at that beautiful family!

 2018 honorees Andy Young and Jerry Fox pose with last year’s honoree, Maria Schieffer, and display their awards.

2018 honorees Andy Young and Jerry Fox pose with last year’s honoree, Maria Schieffer, and display their awards.

 Ed Schieffer then honors the passing of longtime club members and Democratic supporters Betty Hunter and Dick Whiteside, and urges the crowd to honor their memories by working hard to elect our excellent slate of candidates. He then begins the introductions of each candidate.

Ed Schieffer then honors the passing of longtime club members and Democratic supporters Betty Hunter and Dick Whiteside, and urges the crowd to honor their memories by working hard to elect our excellent slate of candidates. He then begins the introductions of each candidate.

 Mark Goldenberg, representing Claire McCaskill’s campaign, updates on Claire’s campaign and what we can do to support it.

Mark Goldenberg, representing Claire McCaskill’s campaign, updates on Claire’s campaign and what we can do to support it.

 Brenda, representing Katy Geppert, brings good news of encouraging poll results in Katy’s bid to unseat Blaine Luetkemeyer for Representative of District #3.

Brenda, representing Katy Geppert, brings good news of encouraging poll results in Katy’s bid to unseat Blaine Luetkemeyer for Representative of District #3.

 Ayanna Shivers, running for Missouri Senate District #10, offers words of wisdom to the crowd.

Ayanna Shivers, running for Missouri Senate District #10, offers words of wisdom to the crowd.

 David Beckham, candidate for Representative of Missouri District #41, highlight how Christian values are Democratic values.

David Beckham, candidate for Representative of Missouri District #41, highlight how Christian values are Democratic values.

 Adam Burkemper, candidate for Circuit Court Judge of Pike and Lincoln counties, wants to bring competence and integrity back to the bench.

Adam Burkemper, candidate for Circuit Court Judge of Pike and Lincoln counties, wants to bring competence and integrity back to the bench.

 Grace Sinclair, Circuit Court Clerk, highlights her years of experience, and speaks to the importance of keeping informed, competent leadership in her office.

Grace Sinclair, Circuit Court Clerk, highlights her years of experience, and speaks to the importance of keeping informed, competent leadership in her office.

 Crystal Hall, running unopposed for County Clerk, talks on the importance of her position in providing the public with well-run, fair elections.

Crystal Hall, running unopposed for County Clerk, talks on the importance of her position in providing the public with well-run, fair elections.

 Dottie Crenshaw, running unopposed for Recorder of Deeds, offers up a cheerful examination of the importance of her office.

Dottie Crenshaw, running unopposed for Recorder of Deeds, offers up a cheerful examination of the importance of her office.

 Amanda Neel, candidate for Collector of Revenue, highlights her years of experience under the tutelage of current Collector of Revenue, Jerry Fox, and how that experience will translate into a well-run and efficient office.

Amanda Neel, candidate for Collector of Revenue, highlights her years of experience under the tutelage of current Collector of Revenue, Jerry Fox, and how that experience will translate into a well-run and efficient office.

 With the speeches concluded, it was on to the pie auction. Ed Schieffer does the auctioning honors while Adam Burkemper and David Beckham do their best Vanna White impressions.

With the speeches concluded, it was on to the pie auction. Ed Schieffer does the auctioning honors while Adam Burkemper and David Beckham do their best Vanna White impressions.

But wait! What’s this? A pie fight!

 Faced with two beautiful apple pies, made by Dottie Crenshaw and his own lovely wife, Jan, Adam identifies the first pie incorrectly as being Dottie’s handiwork. Dottie and Jan are having none of it, and leap into action to set Adam straight as he tries to smell out the true identity of the first pie’s creator. Jan heads back to her seat after setting things straight.

Faced with two beautiful apple pies, made by Dottie Crenshaw and his own lovely wife, Jan, Adam identifies the first pie incorrectly as being Dottie’s handiwork. Dottie and Jan are having none of it, and leap into action to set Adam straight as he tries to smell out the true identity of the first pie’s creator. Jan heads back to her seat after setting things straight.

 Ed informs Adam of the error of his ways! Chastened, Adam sheepishly admits how truly wrong he was…..

Ed informs Adam of the error of his ways! Chastened, Adam sheepishly admits how truly wrong he was…..

 …..and delivers the correctly identified pies to the lucky bidders. All’s well that ends well.

…..and delivers the correctly identified pies to the lucky bidders. All’s well that ends well.

 The rest of the winners display their valuable prizes. Looks like all those union folks are going to be having a dessert party in their future!

The rest of the winners display their valuable prizes. Looks like all those union folks are going to be having a dessert party in their future!

 The auction is concluded with a portrait of a young Harry Truman. With that, Ed finally announced the winners of the silent auction, and the festivities were concluded.

The auction is concluded with a portrait of a young Harry Truman. With that, Ed finally announced the winners of the silent auction, and the festivities were concluded.

The 2018 Grass Roots Rally was a resounding success, needed funds were raised for our candidates and scholarship fund, and the candidates met with voters and got their message out. A good time was had by all. We look forward to another great time next year. Make plans to join us!

The Lincoln County Democrats Club would like to thank the following sponsors:

Unions: St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenter’s Regional Council & Carpenters Local No. 32, Plumbers & Pipefitters local No. 562, Glazers, Architectural Metal & Glassworkers Local No. 513, Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local No. 1, Construction & Laborers Local No. 660, International Association of Machinist District #9, Warren County Labor Legislative club, United Automobile Workers of America (UAW Local No. 2250,) Sheet Metal Workers International Local NO. 36, Bridge & Structural Iron Workers Local No. 396, and Teamsters Local No. 600. A special shout out to Capenters Local No. 32 for providing and manning the bar.

Elected Officials and Candidates: Kelly Walters,- Lincoln County Coroner, Crystal M. Hall - Lincoln County Clerk, Grace Sinclair - Lincoln County Circuit Clerk, Dottie Crenshaw - Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds, Jerry L. Fox - Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, and Brenda O’Brian - Lincoln County Treasurer.

Local Companies and Individuals: Meyer Title Company, Lazy Day Farm, Troy Furniture & Carpet - Bryce & Carol Harris, Flynn Well Drilling - Danny Flynn, Burkemper Law Firm, Sarah Burkemper CPA, Finklang Eye Health, McIlroy & Millan Attorney at Law, Community State Bank, Bank of Old Monroe, Magruder Limestone Company, Inc., Donald E. Thompson Jr. - American Family Insurance, Kemper - Millard - Keim Family Funeral Chapels, Peoples Bank & Trust Company, Mordt Tractor & Equipment, Ed and Maria Schieffer, Betty and Ken Shrum, and Al and Dorothy Hency.

2018 Democratic Candidate Roster

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We have an exciting roster of candidates for 2018!  If you'd like to volunteer or donate to help these exceptional folks in their election campaigns, please use the information below to contact them and offer what you can to help them win.  We have the chance to improve our representation on the federal, state and local levels.  Let's take it!

Claire McCaskill for US Senate
615 E. Cherry St.
Troy MO 63379
Phone:  (636) 295-9348
Website:  https://clairemccaskill.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/clairemccaskill/
Twitter:  @clairecmc

Katy Geppert for US Congress
3309 Arsenal St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Website:  https://katygeppertforcongress.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/KatyforCongress/
Twitter: @KatyforCongress
Kathryn Drennen, Treasurer

Nichole Galloway for Missouri Auditor
PO Box 11723
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone:  (573) 340-3327
Website:  https://nicolegalloway.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NicoleGallowayCPA/
Twitter:  @nicholergalloway
Nancy Wilson, Treasurer

Ayanna Shivers for Missouri Senate District 10
1426 Arcadia St.
Mexico, MO  65265
Phone:  (573) 567-5178
Website:  http://www.ayannashivers.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/forDistrict10/
Twitter:  @ShiversMO10
Jim Dye, Treasurer

David Beckham for Missouri State Representative District 41
3446 Highway N
Silex, MO  63377
Phone:  (636) 462-8539
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/david.beckham.330?fb_dtsg_ag=Adzk4ns8Saevqvjppiw26BYvVoGaO3i3pnbDnYx6LaBYEw%3AAdx3_buWfuBLD10AELiGvbSJhrjsRpLaeraMgbKpab1VCA

Shawn Finklein for Missouri 64th Congressional District

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/finkleinforstaterep/

Bill Otto for Missouri 65th Congressional District
12 Seabiscuit Dr.
St. Charles, MO  63301
Phone: (314) 397-6043
Website:  https://www.billotto.org/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BillOttoForStateRep/
Twitter:  BillOtto1
Bob Huss, Treasurer

Adam Burkemper for Circuit Court Judge, Pike and Lincoln Counties
PO Box 209
Troy, MO  63379
Phone:  (636) 462-8539
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/burkemperforjustice/
Martha Hipes, Treasurer

Grace Sinclair for Lincoln County Circuit Clerk
1112 Crystal Ct.
Troy, MO  63379
Phone:  (636) 262-8032
Facebook;  https://www.facebook.com/ElectGrace/?ref=br_rs
Valerie L. Miller, Treasurer

Amanda Neel for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue
503 Mennemeyer Rd.
Troy, MO  63379
Phone:  (636) 236-2277
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Amanda-Amy-Neel-for-County-Collector-965001936989729/

Crystal Hall for Lincoln County Clerk
Running unopposed

Dottie Crenshaw for Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds
Running unoppose

And The Winners Are.....

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Two drawings for prizes were held.by the Lincoln County Democrats Club on the last day of the Lincoln County Fair.  The door prize drawing, pictured above, was a selection of gift certificates ranging from $20-$25.  The winner was Terry Blair of Winfield, MO!  A BIG thanks to the donors listed below for their generosity:

Adam Burkemper                                                                    Arby's
Candidate for Circuit Judge of Pike and Lincoln County

Brenda O'Brien                                                                       Cornerstone Coffee and Confections
Lincoln County Treasurer

J. Trent Crenshaw                                                                   Monty's Bar-B-Que
Candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue

Crystal Hall                                                                             Kroger
Candidate for Lincoln County Clerk

Russell and Betty Cox                                                             Casey's
Democratic Friends

Dottie Crenshaw                                                                     Benni's Pizza
Candidate for Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds

Amanda Neel                                                                          Monty's Bar-B-Que
Candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue

Kelly Walters                                                                           Mr. D's Pizza
Lincoln County Coroner

Grace Sinclair                                                                         Sugar Grove Growers
Candidate for Lincoln County Circuit Court Clerk

Jerry Fox                                                                                Monty's Bar-B-Que
Lincoln County Collector of Revenue

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And the winner of the "Count the Beans" game was Alisha Lewis of Troy, MO, who had the closest guess on the number of beans in the jar.  Her divination skills earned her $50! 

Thanks to UAW Local 2250 for their generous donation.

Congratulations to Terry and Alisha.  And a heartfelt round of applause to our generous sponsors.  Let's all do it again next year!

 

 

The Lincoln County Fair and Parade Were a Rousing Success!

 The Lincoln County Fair and Parade were a rousing success!  Thanks to all that participated in setting up floats for the parade, and those that helped decorate and man the booth at the fair.  Join us in a recap of the events as they unfolded.

The Lincoln County Fair Parade was held on July 8th.  Our candidates participated with floats, cars and walkers, and the Lincoln County Democrats Club had a float, as well.  Here are some highlights:

 Ayanna Shivers, 10th Senate District candidate.  A great lady with a beautiful smile.

Ayanna Shivers, 10th Senate District candidate.  A great lady with a beautiful smile.

 Ayanna's truck in the process of decorating.

Ayanna's truck in the process of decorating.

 Adam Burkemper, candidate for Circuit Court Judge of Pike and Lincoln Counties, greeting a future voter.

Adam Burkemper, candidate for Circuit Court Judge of Pike and Lincoln Counties, greeting a future voter.

 Adam's float being decorated.

Adam's float being decorated.

 Volunteers prepare to hand out promotional bags for the gathering of candy, which were a big hit.

Volunteers prepare to hand out promotional bags for the gathering of candy, which were a big hit.

 Volunteers for Adam's campaign wait for the parade to start.

Volunteers for Adam's campaign wait for the parade to start.

 Amanda Neel, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, with volunteers decorating her float.

Amanda Neel, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, with volunteers decorating her float.

 Lots of effort goes in to decorating a float, but Amanda's volunteers were up to the challenge.

Lots of effort goes in to decorating a float, but Amanda's volunteers were up to the challenge.

 Amanda had little vehicles....

Amanda had little vehicles....

 ....and big ones.

....and big ones.

 Amanda took some photos with er volunteers....

Amanda took some photos with er volunteers....

 ....and then the wait for the start of the parade began.

....and then the wait for the start of the parade began.

 David Beckham (not THAT David Beckham), candidate for Missouri House of Representatives, District 41, was on hand to meet with the voters.

David Beckham (not THAT David Beckham), candidate for Missouri House of Representatives, District 41, was on hand to meet with the voters.

 Here's David waiting for the start of the parade.

Here's David waiting for the start of the parade.

 Trent Crehshaw, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, has the firm support of his mother, Dottie Crenshaw, Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds.

Trent Crehshaw, candidate for Lincoln County Collector of Revenue, has the firm support of his mother, Dottie Crenshaw, Lincoln County Recorder of Deeds.

 Dottie oversaw the correct placement of the donkey.

Dottie oversaw the correct placement of the donkey.

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 Trent's union supporters were a great help with his float.

Trent's union supporters were a great help with his float.

 Tom Burkemper stopped by to say hello to both Trent and Dottie.

Tom Burkemper stopped by to say hello to both Trent and Dottie.

 There was time for Trent's volunteers to take a group photo as they waited for the parade to begin.

There was time for Trent's volunteers to take a group photo as they waited for the parade to begin.

 The folks suppoting Prop 1, which will give us a much needed public library system, were there.

The folks suppoting Prop 1, which will give us a much needed public library system, were there.

 Our union folks were there working on their float, and encourage voters to vote NO on Prop A.

Our union folks were there working on their float, and encourage voters to vote NO on Prop A.

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 Crystal Hall was everywhere trying to help folks get lined up for the parade....

Crystal Hall was everywhere trying to help folks get lined up for the parade....

 ....but her mother held down the fort, drove her truck and expressed her thoughts on Prop A.

....but her mother held down the fort, drove her truck and expressed her thoughts on Prop A.

 The Lincoln County Democrats Club was there to promote all our great candidates and initiatives.

The Lincoln County Democrats Club was there to promote all our great candidates and initiatives.

 So many good candidates, it took all sides of the float to promote them all.

So many good candidates, it took all sides of the float to promote them all.

 And what's that I see in the Lincoln County Journal?

And what's that I see in the Lincoln County Journal?

 It's our fearless leader, Betty Shrum, and her trusty sidekick, Andy Young!

It's our fearless leader, Betty Shrum, and her trusty sidekick, Andy Young!

Good job, all!  What a fine showing!

But the fun and educational opportunities weren't over yet.  The Lincoln County Democrats had a booth at the Lincoln County Fair, held July 10th through July 14th.

 It took a while to get it set up.

It took a while to get it set up.

 All the hard work paid off, as it sure looked nice when it was finished.

All the hard work paid off, as it sure looked nice when it was finished.

 We registered voters and had promotional materials and bumpersticks.

We registered voters and had promotional materials and bumpersticks.

 Lots of promotional materials, and fans!

Lots of promotional materials, and fans!

 And t-shirts.  Did we mention the promotional materials?  Yes we did!

And t-shirts.  Did we mention the promotional materials?  Yes we did!

 We had a drawing for many gift certificates.  This drawing was won by  Terry Blair .

We had a drawing for many gift certificates.  This drawing was won by Terry Blair.

 And, of course, we had the traditional counting of the beans.  The lucky guesser who got the closest was Alisha Lewis.

And, of course, we had the traditional counting of the beans.  The lucky guesser who got the closest was Alisha Lewis.

All in all, the parade and fair were a rousing success.  We look forward to seeing you again next year when we'll once again join in celebrating the Lincoln County Fair!

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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