Newton County Sample Ballots
MO Statewide Performance Indicators
Past Straw Poll Results
MO Census Data 2000-2010
MO Congressional Redistricting Plan

Hillary's American at the Lampo Building Oct 27th

In order to recruit volunteers, and inform voters on opportunities available to help with the election, the Newton County Republican Central Committee will be hosting a voter education meeting followed by a viewing of the DVD, Hillary’s America at the Lampo Building 500 E Spring St., Neosho, MO. The event will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016, the doors will open at 6:00 pm.  Voter education and volunteer sign up starts at 6:30pm. The event is free to all Republicans. Please invite all your friends and family to attend and volunteer for election day efforts.

from “In Hillary's America, New York Times #1 best-selling author and celebrated filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza reveals the sordid truth about Hillary and the secret history of the Democratic Party. This eye-opening film sheds light on the Democrats' transition from pro-slavery to pro-enslavement; how Hillary Clinton's political mentor was, literally, a cold-blooded gangster; and how the Clintons and other Democrats see foreign policy not in terms of national interest, but in terms of personal profit.”



Annual Free Bean Feed-Saturday November 5th

The Annual Free Bean Feed, hosted by the Newton County Republican Central Committee will be held Saturday November 5, 2016 at the Neosho Middle School Cafeteria 1400 Hale-McGinty Drive, Neosho, MO 64850.
Doors will open at 6:00PM, buffet will start at 6:30PM, program will begin at 7:00PM. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, candidate for MO Treasurer-MO Senator Eric Schmitt, candidate for Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, and MO Senator Ron Richard have confirmed their attendance as guest speakers. Our full list of speakers is still to be determined. The Republican Women of Newton County will be hosting a silent aution at the Annual Free Bean Feed.





The Newton County Republican Headquarters is located at 115 S. Neosho Blvd-Suite K, Neosho, MO 64850 (in the Corner Place center at the Northeast corner of the intersection of Harmony and Neosho Boulevard). 

The HQ will be open starting Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10am. As of now we have volunteer staff working to keep the HQ open during the following days/hours:


Monday 10am-1pm
Tuesday 10am-4pm
Wednesday 10am-4pm & 5pm-7pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-4pm. 
Saturday 10am-2pm


Volunteers will be staffing the HQ to distribute candidate signs and literature, register people to vote, and identifying voters. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at our email address or call the HQ at 417-456-5099.


August 2, 2016 Primary Election Results for Newton County

Please download the pdf for the Primary Election Results in Newton County. 






Primary Election is Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Polling places statewide open at 6 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. Voters in line by 7 p.m. are entitled to cast a ballot, but individuals arriving after polling places close will not be allowed to vote.  Here is a list of the polling places in Newton County.

You may download the pdf below of the list of polling places in Newton County here

You may also download a pdf of the modified Sample Ballot here, or a map of the Commissioner's Districts here.

The chief election officer of Newton County is County Clerk Kay Baum. You may contact her office at:

417-451-8221  Office
417-451-7434  FAX

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Monday - Friday (except holidays)

101 South Wood Street
Neosho, MO  64850

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 488
Neosho, MO  64850


Watermelon Feed July 26 6:30pm Neosho's Big Spring Park

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt added to the Newton County Republican Annual Free Watermelon Feed.

Fellow Republicans,

The Annual Free Watermelon Feed, co-hosted by the Republican Women of Newton County and the Newton County Republican Central Committee, will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 6:30 P.M. at Big Spring Park, 308 West Spring St., Neosho, MO 64850; one week before the August 2, 2016 Primary Election.

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, U.S. Congressman Billy Long, and Missouri State Senator Ron Richard will attend as this year's featured speakers.  Additional guest speakers will be candidates seeking nomination as Republicans for statewide office and all Republican contested countywide office seekers on the August 2, 2016 Newton County Primary Ballot.  The additional guest speakers will address the crowd for 3 minutes, subject to time keeper Judge Greg Stremel.

Statewide Republican candidates (in ballot order) for Missouri Governor: Catherine Hanaway, John Brunner, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder; Lt. Governor: Bev Randles, State Senator Mike Parson;Secretary of State: State Senator Will Kraus; State Treasurer: State Senator Eric Schmitt; and Attorney General: Josh Hawley, State Senator Kurt Schaefer; have all confirmed attendance.  

Countywide Republican candidates (in ballot order) for Commissioner District #1: Alan Cook, Kevin Pruitt; Commissioner District #2: Jim Jackson, Lucas Thogmartin; Sheriff: Richard Leavens, Chris Jennings, Craig A. Davis, Mike Langland; Assessor: Cheryle Perkins, Tami (Renfro) Owens; Coroner: John T. Broom, John Worley, Dale Owen; Surveyor: Jerry D. Wood, James Loncarich; have all confirmed attendance.

The Free Watermelon Feed is open to all Republicans.  Ice cold watermelon, bottled water, and ice-cream made in Newton County by All Aboard Ice Cream Co. will be provided—free of charge (ice cream courtesy of Committee to Elect Ron Richard).   All you need to bring are your lawn chairs, appetite, and friends & neighbors.

A straw quiz will be available to those in attendance.  The straw quiz will serve as entry into a drawing for prizes including 12 gauge, .22 ammunition, Donald Trump’s Crippled America-How to Make America Great Again, and Trump-The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump with Tony Schwartz. A separate drawing will be held for a picnic basket.  The drawings will take place at the conclusion of the Free Watermelon Feed. 

In case of rain, the Free Watermelon Feed will be moved to the Lampo Building, 500 E Spring Street, Neosho, MO 64850 at 6:30 P.M. 

Use of electronic media recordings will be prohibited except for credentialed media prior to the start of the event by the Newton County Republican Central Committee.



Nick Myers, Chairman,

Newton County Republican Central Committee

email@newtoncountyrepublicans. org 



Chris Wade, President,

Republican Women of Newton County 




August 2, 2016 Newton County Sample Ballot







Newton County Candidate Fair-Thursday May 26th 6:30pm

The 2016 Newton County Republican Candidate Fair, hosted by the Newton County Republican Central Committee, will be held Thursday, May 26th at the Wright Conference Room in the Farber Building of Crowder College, 601 Laclede Blvd, Neosho, MO 64850.  Doors will open at 6:30PM. The program begins at 7PM.

Candidates for the contested county offices in the August 2, 2016 Republican primary election are the Newton County Commissioner District 1 (Alan Cook and Kevin Pruitt), Newton County Commissioner District 2 (Jim Jackson and Lucas Thogmartin), Sheriff (Richard Leavens, Chris Jennings, Craig Davis, and Mike Langland) Assessor (Cheryle Perkins and Tami Owens), Coroner (to be determined), and Surveyor (Jerry D. Wood and James Loncarich).  Senator Ron Richard will also give an end of session report on the General Assembly. 

Each contested candidate will have their own table for campaign materials and meeting voters.  During the program, candidates will address the attendees for 3 minutes each; subject to timekeeper.  Candidates will speak in the order they appear on the ballot (incumbents will have the option to speak last).

Newton County Coroner Mark Bridges withdrew as a candidate for reelection late Wednesday afternoon May 11th.  Newton County residents, who meet the qualifications below, may file to be a candidate for coroner with the Newton County Clerk through the close of business on Wednesday May 18th. MO Revised Statutes 58.030. No person shall be elected or appointed to the office of coroner unless he be a citizen of the United States, over the age of twenty-one years, and shall have resided within the state one whole year, and within the county for which he is elected, six months next preceding the election. Once filing closes, Republican candidates for coroner will be invited to participate in the candidate fair.

All interested Republicans from Newton County are invited to attend the Newton County Republican Candidate Fair.  Please invite your friends and neighbors to attend. 



Nick Myers, Chairman,

Newton County Republican Central Committee 





Newton County Caucus April 9, 2016 Saturday

The Newton County Caucus will be held this Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Lampo Building located at 500 East Spring Street -Neosho, MO 64850. Registration begins at 9AM. The caucus will convene 10AM after registration.
The delegates we elect at the Newton County caucus will vote at the 7th Congressional District and Missouri State conventions to elect national delegates and alternates, by slate, to the Republican National Convention to be held July 18-21 in Cleveland, Ohio.

At the Newton County caucus, we will elect 22 delegates and 22 alternates, by slate, one slate for each of the following conventions:
7th Congressional District - April 30, 2016 convening at 10AM-pending location

Missouri State Convention
– May 20-21, 2016– Branson Convention Center.

The 7th Congressional District Convention will elect 3 national delegates and 3 alternates who are bound by the March 15 Presidential primary results to vote for Ted Cruz on the first ballot at the national convention.

The Missouri State Convention will elect 9 national delegates and 9 alternates who are bound by the March 15 Presidential primary results to vote for Donald Trump on the first ballot. The convention will also adopt the Missouri Republican Platform. (see below for a link to the draft platform).

Only strong and faithful Republican voters, residing and registered to vote in Newton County, shall be allowed to participate in the caucus. Residents must show a photo identification to be allowed to vote at the caucus. All Newton County Caucus attendees will need to be credentialed at the Lampo Building Saturday morning before 10AM. Plan to arrive early.

Nick Myers, Chairman
Newton County Republican Central Committee Chairman

The Agenda for the Caucus follows:


1. Call to Order.
The Central Committee Chair or the Chair’s designee shall serve as the Temporary Chair. He/She may briefly welcome and provide introductory information about the Caucus (including recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and an Invocation).

2. Reading of portions of the Call to Convention. A temporary Secretary may read pertinent sections of the Missouri Republican State Committee’s 2016 Call to Convention.

3. Certification of list of qualified voters. The Credentials Committee shall report to the Secretary those individuals present and qualified to vote at the Caucus. The Chair shall announce the number of qualified voters.

4. Election of Caucus Chair. The Temporary Chair shall conduct an election of a Caucus Chair who will immediately assume the chair. For this vote and all subsequent votes of the entire Caucus, the Chair may conduct a voice vote or show of hands vote. After the Chair declares the vote outcome, if no more than five voters rise to request a division of the vote, the Chair’s decision is final. The Chair may appoint such other officers, as is necessary.

5. Election of Caucus Secretary. The Caucus Chair shall conduct an election of a Caucus Secretary.

6. Election of Delegates and Alternates. Election shall take place to determine Delegates and Alternates to the Congressional District Convention(s) and Delegates and Alternates to the State Convention. In accord with the rules adopted by the Missouri Republican Party, the caucus shall elect delegates and alternates by slate. (See link below for complete rules). Only full and complete slates of both Delegates and Alternates composed entirely of registered voters in the local caucus area will be considered. To be considered full, the name, address, city, and ZIP code of each proposed delegate or alternate must be provided. Nominated slates found to be in proper order shall be presented to the caucus body for a vote. If a slate receives a majority of votes cast, that slate shall be elected. If no slate receives a majority of votes cast, the Caucus Chairman shall place before the caucus the two slates that received the most votes. The slate receiving the most votes in the second round of voting shall be elected[W1]. No person shall be nominated or listed on any slate without his or her prior approval. A person does not have to be present to be nominated or listed on a slate.

7. Platform Discussion. The Caucus Chair shall ask for any additions, deletions, or changes to the Missouri Republican Party’s proposed platform. All suggested amendments must be typed or printed and include the name, signature, registered voting address, and telephone number of the person submitting the motion. Only suggestions receiving a majority vote of the caucus will be forwarded to the Missouri Republican State Committee’s Platform Committee and the Congressional District Convention(s) of the local caucus area.

8. Adjournment.
Related items of interest – See below
For an online copy of the caucus rules as mandated by the MO GOP see link below:
For an online copy of the 2016 draft platform as adopted by the MO GOP see link below: Note that platform amendments may be forwarded to theMay 21, 2016 State Convention from the county caucus and the congressional district conventions. The platform will be adopted in final form, after consideration of amendments, by the delegates at the May 21, 2016 State Convention.
For an online copy of the MOGOP call to convention and related election year items use the links below: CALL TO CONVENTION DELEGATE ELECTION GUIDE LOCAL RULES DRAFT 2016 MO GOP PLATFORM NOMINATION PROCESS GUIDE

Missouri GOP announces tentative national delegate allocation tally as of March 16, 2016
Following the Missouri presidential preference primary, the Missouri Republican Party announced the party’s tentative national convention delegate allocation tally.

Because no candidate won more than 50% of the votes cast, Missouri’s 52 delegates were allocated to the top vote-getter in each Congressional District with a bonus to the top vote-getter statewide.

The following candidates won delegates in Missouri: Donald Trump: 37 (12 for the statewide win, 5 each for Congressional Districts 1, 2, 3, 6 & 8)
Ted Cruz: 15 (5 each for Congressional Districts 4, 5, and 7)
These results are tentative, pending certification of the primary results by the Missouri Secretary of State.




Results of a Presidential Straw Poll conducted at the Newton County Republican Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 are below.. 

Those casting ballots included thirty-four committee members and their guests.

Ted Cruz------------11---32%
Donald Trump------10---29%
Marco Rubio ---------5---15%
Ben Carson ----------4---12%
John Kasich ----------2--- 6%
Carly Fiorina ---------1--- 3%
Oliver North----------1--- 3%