2016 Nov. 8 General Election Unofficial


2016 Newton County General Election Sample Ballot 

Below are the 2016 Newton County Sample Ballot for the November 8th General Election. There are six ballot issues on this years ballot as well as one judge retention. To learn more about the ballot issues there will be presentations on the Ballot Issues at this year Newton County Bean Feed on November 5th. You will also hear from statewide candidates at the event as well. More info on the bean feed can be found here

 The ballot below includes both County Commissioner for Districts 1 & 2. Only one commissioner will be on your ballot depending on where you live in the county. 

 (Clink image to enlarge Sample Ballot) 

PDF Version of Sample Ballot 




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 5th at the Neosho Middle School Cafeteria 1400 Hale-McGinty Drive, Neosho, MO 64850. Doors open at 6:00PM and the buffet line will start at 6:30PM. 

Catering will be provided by the Neosho High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the menu will include Ham and Beans, Cornbread, Cake, and Iced Tea

Featured speakers will be U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, MO Senator Ron Richard, candidate for Governor: Eric Greitens, candidate for Lt. Governor: Mike Parson, candidate for Secretary of State: Jay Ashcroft, and candidate for MO Treasurer: MO Senator Eric Schmitt. More speakers may be added. The program will include informative presentations on all the November 8th Ballot Issues. 

The Republican Women of Newton County (RWNC) will be hosting a silent auction at the Bean Feed.  If you are interested in donating items for the Silent Auction, please contact RWNC President Chris Wade at 417-850-8881. You can also help by bringing your checkbook and bidding. 

We invite all our Republican friends from across Southwest Missouri.  Bring your friends and neighbors and please pass along this information to anyone that may be interested in attending.  Enclosed are copies of a Flyer/Press Release for the Bean Feed.  Please distribute them to friends and family that may be interested in attending.

To ensure enough seating and food for the event, a head count will need to be provided to our caterers, the Neosho High School FFA. If your family and friends plan to attend the Bean Feed, please let me know via email at or call 417-623-2214.




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.”




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