Recommendation Process

MNEA members are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. The issues that unite them are protecting children and improving public education. These are the issues that drive MNEA’s and NEA’s candidate-recommendation process.

Because lawmakers’ decisions directly affect children and the education profession, MNEA needs to ensure that the candidates it supports measure up as advocates for public schools and the education employees who deliver the programs that shape America’s future. Candidates receive the recommendation of the MNEA-PAC by demonstrating a commitment to public education and upon the recommendation of local educators. For more information about the Missouri NEA Recommendation process please visit

How you vote is a personal decision; however, Missouri NEA leaders hope that, as you review the issues and positions of candidates, you will consider the recommendation of your fellow educators in the following elections.

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Recommended candidates and issues for April 2, 2019 Election..

To report candidates recommended by your local association, please send the name of the school district and recommendations to Mark Jones by submitting the Candidate Recommendation Form

"Updated as of 3/14/2019"
Local Association          Recommendations

Bayless NEA Yes on Proposition 1

Carthage NEA     Justin Baucom
      Wayne Jones

Center NEA Yes on Center School
District #58 Bond Election
  Question 1

Clayton NEA Joe Miller
Stacy Siwak
Yes on Proposition E

Columbia MNEA Dr. Della Streaty-Wilhoit
Blake Willoughby

Ferg-Flor NEA Leslie Hogshead
Dr Sheila Powell-Walker

Fox NEA Carole Yount
    Judy Smith
        Yes on Proposition S

Fort Zumwalt EA #1 Mike Swaringim
#4 Garvis M. Pollard, Jr.

Hazelwood NEA and 
SDNEA    Zella Williams

Hickman Mills NEA Tramise Carter
Cecil Elliott Wattree

Jefferson College NEA Krystal Hargis
Ronald Scaggs
Robert Vittoe

Meramec Valley NEA Louis Vondera
Tim Richardson

Mount Vernon R-V Schools Nathan Schoen
Kerry Hodgson
    Yes on Proposition Mt.
  Vernon Strong

North Kansas City - NEA Terry Ward
Judy Wartick

Parkway NEA Sam Sciortino
Pamela (Pam) Hill

Pattonville NEA Mary Kay Campbell
Ruth Petrov

Ray-Pec NEA Aaron Howlett
                Bill Lowe

Rockwood NEA Loralee Mondl
Azra Ahmad

Smithville Carmen Xavier
Sarah Lamer

Springfield NEA       Yes on Proposition S
Charles Taylor
Shurita Tate-Thomas
Alina Lehnert

St Charles NEA Dr Marita Malone
Dr Donna Towers

St. Louis Community
College NEA     Anne Marshall (District 3)

Troy NEA Prop K.I.D.S.

Warren County NEA Ginger Schenk

Wentzville NEA Dale Schaper
"Shane" Lann

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