shane schoeller

KBIA’s Kristofor Husted interviews Missouri state Rep. Shane Schoeller, who is challenging Democrat Jason Kander for the secretary of state office in the November 6 election.

The Republican nominee for Secretary of State is conducting a so-called “Farm Values Tour” across Missouri this week. 

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Schoeller discusses Speaker succession
  • Mo. Supreme Court declines to set execution dates
  • Missouri Republicans rally to start fall campaigns

Steven Tilley’s resignation Monday from the Missouri House Speaker’s post has left Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller in charge of the chamber.  But he doesn’t anticipate holding onto the job for long.

It took about 18 hours to tally the results, but Shane Schoeller (R, Willard) appears to have won the Republican primary for Missouri Secretary of State.

It was a close race the whole night, with fellow GOP contenders Scott Rupp (R, Wentzville) and Bill Stouffer (R, Napton) occasionally grabbing the lead – but in the end Schoeller came in first with 35.3 percent of the vote.  The Secretary of State's office confirmed the unofficial results shortly after 1:00 p.m. today.

“We sensed that we had the number of votes we needed, but we didn’t want to declare victory until the final results came in and we were confident that they would trend our way, and we’re just grateful that they did," Schoeller said.

Missouri Capitol
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Debate began Monday in the Missouri House on legislation to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.  As Marshall Griffin tells us from Jefferson City, the back-and-forth got pretty heated at times.


A Missouri House committee that’s been looking into natural disaster response has released a list of recommendations for lawmakers to take up next year.  One recommendation would give lawmakers more of a say into the use of the state’s Rainy Day fund.

One of the Republican leaders in the Missouri House plans to file a package of election-related measures when next year’s regular session begins in January.