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The Conservation Federation of Missouri is a citizen’s group formed in 1935 that now has over 100 affiliate organizations with nearly 80,000 members. Our mission is to ensure conservation of Missouri’s wildlife and natural resources, and preservation of our state’s rich outdoor heritage through advocacy, education and partnerships.

As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, we cannot support or oppose any candidate for public office.

The Conservation Federation of Missouri gave candidates the opportunity to share their views on the outdoors in Missouri. The questions and results are below.

To find the candidates running in your district: https://www.sos.mo.gov/CMSImages/Elections/CertificationBooklet08_05_2020.pdf

Find your House and Senate district numbers at https://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup

If a candidate in your district is not listed below, they did not respond to the survey.  Feel free to reach out to them.

Cadidate Name
Running For
State District
Clear
Cadidate Name Running for? District number
What outdoor activity do you enjoy?
Are public lands important?
What is your position on selling State Park land?
What is your position on acquiring public lands?
What is your position on trapping feral hogs?
What is your position on prescribed fire legislation?
What is your position on allowing local plastic bag bans?
What is your position on Community Conservation programs?
Do you support public/private partnerships?
Mike Parson
Governor
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Rik Combs
Governor
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Opposed
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Jill Schupp
US House
2
Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Emanuel Cleaver, II
US House
5
Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Unsure
Somewhat Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Dr. Gena Ross
US House
6
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Martin V Schulte
House
2
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Support
Somewhat support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Mindi Smith
House
2
Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Steven K. Koonse
House
4
Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Terrence Fiala
House
6
Fishing, Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Karen Planalp
House
9
Wildlife Watching, Other
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Josh Hurlbert
House
12
Hiking
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Opposed
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Ashley Aune
House
14
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Maggie Nurrenbern
House
14
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Chris Brown
House
16
Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
James Shackelford
House
16
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Brandt Vircks
House
17
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Support
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Wes Rogers
House
18
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Ingrid Burnett
House
19
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Vicki Riley
House
21
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Support
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Emily Weber
House
24
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Patty Lewis
House
25
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Other
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Arthur Schaaf
House
30
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Support
Strongly support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Rhonda Dolan
House
31
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Chris Sander
House
33
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Other
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Chris Hager
House
34
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Rick Roeber
House
34
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Unsure
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Keri Ingle
House
35
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Mark A. Sharp
House
36
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Kent Haden
House
43
Hunting, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Other
Very Important
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Opposed
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Jacque Sample
House
44
Other
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Chuck Basye
House
47
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Tim Taylor
House
48
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Other
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Kari Chesney
House
50
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
William Truman (Bill) Wayne
House
51
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Wildlife Watching, Other
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Connie Simmons
House
53
Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Other
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Michael Davis
House
56
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Unsure
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Neal Barnes
House
56
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Bruce Sassmann
House
62
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Aaliyah Bailey
House
64
Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Scott E. Cazadd
House
69
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Unsure
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Timothy Gartin
House
78
Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Opposed
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Steve Butz
House
81
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Jo Doll
House
83
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Tracy McCreery
House
88
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Luke Barber
House
89
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Bill Heisse
House
92
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Gabriel Jones
House
93
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Jean Pretto
House
94
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Jim Murphy
House
94
Hunting, Fishing
Very important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Opposed
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Ann Zimpfer
House
95
Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Erica Hoffman
House
96
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Other
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Trish Gunby
House
99
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Tracy Grundy
House
102
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
John D. Wiemann
House
103
Hunting, Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Lisa Rees
House
103
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Support
Somewhat support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Jessica DeVoto
House
104
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Susan Shumway
House
108
None
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Vern Cherry
House
111
Fishing, Canoeing/Boating
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Unsure
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Cynthia D Nugent
House
115
Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Theresa Schmitt
House
120
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Jim Hogan
House
126
Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat support
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Marvin Manring
House
128
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Bill Owen
House
131
Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Cindy Slimp
House
133
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Derrick Nowlin
House
134
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Raymond Lampert
House
137
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Brian Seitz
House
156
Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing/Boating
Somewhat Important
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Opposed
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Brenda McKinney
House
158
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Unsure
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Mike Kehoe
Lieutenant Governor
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Opposed
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Paul T. Lehmann
Secretary of State
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Doug Beck
Senate
1
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Nathan Kline
Senate
7
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Deb Lavender
Senate
15
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Mark Bliss
Senate
21
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Opposed
Strongly Support Eradication
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Donald Owens
Senate
27
Hunting, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Tammy Harty
Senate
33
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Joseph Civettini
Treasurer
Hiking
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly support
Somewhat Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Nicholas Kasoff
Treasurer
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Other
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Unsure
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Scott Fitzpatrick
Treasurer
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Unsure
Strongly Support Eradication
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support

 

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