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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/elections/goVoteMissouri

Find your House and Senate district numbers at https://voteroutreach.sos.mo.gov/PRD/VoterOutreach/VOSearch.aspx

Here is the list of the primary election results. https://enr.sos.mo.gov/

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
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Do you enjoy or support any of the following outdoor activities within Missouri?
Considering state parks, conservation areas, national forests, national monuments, and/or wildlife refuges, how important would you say the presence of public lands are to our state?
What is your position on additional funding to further develop the 144-mile Rock Island Railroad corridor between Windsor and Beaufort, Missouri?
What is your position on selling any government land, i.e. Park or Conservation areas?
What is your position on acquiring new public lands by the Department of Natural Resources for State Parks or the Department of Conservation for Conservation Areas?
What is your position on continuing the 1/8 of 1 percent of state sales tax that funds the Missouri Department of Conservation?
What is your position on sunsetting the conservation sales tax, instead opting to bring the funding in front of voters at set intervals such as every ten years?
What is your position on the current four-member, politically independent Conservation Commission structure?
What is your position on public entities supporting partnerships with Non-Government Organizations for programs such as Share The Harvest, including providing additional funds to enhance the program?
Trudy Busch Valentine
U.S. Senate
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Eric Schmitt
U.S. Senate
Cori Bush
U.S. Representative
1
Andrew Jones
U.S. Representative
1
George Zsidisin
U.S. Representative
1
Canoeing/Boating
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Somewhat Oppose
Unsure
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Trish Gunby
U.S. Representative
2
Bill Slantz
U.S. Representative
2
Ann Wagner
U.S. Representative
2
Blaine Luetkemeyer
U.S. Representative
3
Bethany Mann
U.S. Representative
3
Mark Alford
U.S. Representative
4
Randy Langkraehr
U.S. Representative
4
Jack Truman
U.S. Representative
4
Emanuel Cleaver II
U.S. Representative
5
Robin Dominick
U.S. Representative
5
Jacob Turk
U.S. Representative
5
Sam Graves
U.S. Representative
6
Edward Maidment
U.S. Representative
6
Henry Martin
U.S. Representative
6
Charles West
U.S. Representative
6
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Eric Burlison
U.S. Representative
7
Kristen Radaker-Sheafer
U.S. Representative
7
Jim Higgins
U.S. Representative
8
Randi McCallian
U.S. Representative
8
Jason Smith
U.S. Representative
8
Nick Schroer
State Senate
2
Michael Sinclair
State Senate
2
Karla May
State Senate
4
Mary Theresa McClean
State Senate
4
Mike Bernskoetter
State Senate
6
Mike Cierpiot
State Senate
8
Antoine Jennings
State Senate
8
Catherine Dreher
State Senate
10
Travis Fitzwater
State Senate
10
Michael Baumli
State Senate
12
Rusty Black
State Senate
12
Brian Williams
State Senate
14
Justin Brown
State Senate
16
Cindy O’Laughlin
State Senate
18
Ayanna Shivers
State Senate
18
Curtis Trent
State Senate
20
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
State Senate
22
Benjamin Hagin
State Senate
22
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
LaDonna Higgins
State Senate
24
George Hruza
State Senate
24
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping, Bicycling
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Tracy McCreery
State Senate
24
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Ben Brown
State Senate
26
John Kiehne
State Senate
26
Sandy Crawford
State Senate
28
Lincoln Hough
State Senate
30
Raymond Lampert
State Senate
30
Jill Carter
State Senate
32
Tony Luetkemeyer
State Senate
34
Sarah Shorter
State Senate
34
Jeff Farnan
State Representative
1
Jess Piper
State Representative
1
Mazzie Boyd
State Representative
2
Trish Gunby
State Representative
2
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Lois Pontius
State Representative
2
Danny Busick
State Representative
3
Greg Sharpe
State Representative
4
Louis Riggs
State Representative
5
Ed Lewis
State Representative
6
Peggy McGaugh
State Representative
7
Joshua Vance
State Representative
7
Alyssa Dial
State Representative
8
Josh Hurlbert
State Representative
8
Dean Van Schoiack
State Representative
9
Bill Falkner
State Representative
10
Brenda Shields
State Representative
11
Tom Hutsler
State Representative
12
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Jamie Johnson
State Representative
12
Sean Pouche
State Representative
13
Ashley Aune
State Representative
14
Eric Holmes
State Representative
14
Maggie Nurrenbern
State Representative
15
Adam Richardson
State Representative
15
Tara Anura
State Representative
16
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping, horseback riding
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Fantasia Rene Bernauer
State Representative
16
Chris Brown
State Representative
16
Bill Allen
State Representative
17
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping, Motorcycle riding on trails
Very Important
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Mark Ellebracht
State Representative
17
Eric Woods
State Representative
18
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Ingrid Burnett
State Representative
19
Karen Spalding
State Representative
19
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Strongly Oppose
Unsure
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Aaron McMullen
State Representative
20
Roberts Sauls
State Representative
21
Dakota Worrell
State Representative
21
Yolanda Young
State Representative
22
Michael Johnson
State Representative
23
Emily Weber
State Representative
24
Patty Lewis
State Representative
25
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Ashley Bland Manlove
State Representative
26
Richard Brown
State Representative
27
Jerome Barnes
State Representative
28
Jennell Houts
State Representative
28
Aaron Crossley
State Representative
29
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
David Martin
State Representative
29
Sonia Nizami
State Representative
30
Jon Patterson
State Representative
30
Robert McCourt
State Representative
31
Dan Stacy
State Representative
31
Janice Brill
State Representative
32
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping, conservation efforts, e.g., trash removal and climate change education
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Jeff Coleman
State Representative
32
Chris Sander
State Representative
33
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping, Wildlife rescues or catch and release
Very Important
Not Very Important
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
JC Crossley
State Representative
34
Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
JC Crossley
State Representative
34
Kemp Strickler
State Representative
34
Hiking, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
John Burrows
State Representative
35
Keri Ingle
State Representative
35
Anthony Ealy
State Representative
36
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Kurt Lauvstad
State Representative
36
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping, habitat management
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Mark Sharp
State Representative
37
Chris Lonsdale
State Representative
38
Doug Richey
State Representative
39
Chad Perkins
State Representative
40
Doyle Justus
State Representative
41
Becky Martin
State Representative
41
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping, nature photography, swimming, etc
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Support
David Norman
State Representative
41
Jeff Myers
State Representative
42
Kent Haden
State Representative
43
Dave Raithel
State Representative
44
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Gardening – see the comment.
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Cheri Toalson Reisch
State Representative
44
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Kathy Steinhoff
State Representative
45
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
David Smith
State Representative
46
John Martin
State Representative
47
Adrian Plank
State Representative
47
Tim Taylor
State Representative
48
Jim Schulte
State Representative
49
Jessica Slisz
State Representative
49
Doug Mann
State Representative
50
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
James Musgraves
State Representative
50
Jenn DePee
State Representative
51
Kurtis Gregory
State Representative
51
Bradley Pollitt
State Representative
52
Rene Vance
State Representative
52
Terry Thompson
State Representative
53
Dan Houx
State Representative
54
Mike Haffner
State Representative
55
Michael Davis
State Representative
56
Patty Johnson
State Representative
56
Rodger Reedy
State Representative
57
William Truman (Bill) Wayne
State Representative
57
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping, Skeet shooting
Very Important
Very Important
Somewhat Support
Unsure
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Willard Haley
State Representative
58
Rudy Veit
State Representative
59
Dave Griffith
State Representative
60
Joseph Salcedo
State Representative
60
Fishing, Hiking
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Bruce Sassmann
State Representative
61
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Sherri Gallick
State Representative
62
Jim Hogan
State Representative
62
Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Tricia Byrnes
State Representative
63
Jenna Roberson
State Representative
63
Fishing, Hiking, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Tony Lovasco
State Representative
64
Wendy Hausman
State Representative
65
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping, Biking
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Eric Nowicki
State Representative
65
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Marlene Terry
State Representative
66
Chantelle Nickson-Clark
State Representative
67
Jay Mosley
State Representative
68
Jessica DeVoto
State Representative
69
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Adam Schnelting
State Representative
69
Gretchen Bangert
State Representative
70
Dustin Coffell
State Representative
70
LaDonna Appelbaum
State Representative
71
Karan Pujji
State Representative
71
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Doug Clemens
State Representative
72
Raychel Proudie
State Representative
73
Kevin Windham Jr.
State Representative
74
Alan Gray
State Representative
75
Marlon Anderson
State Representative
76
Kimberly-Ann Collins
State Representative
77
Rasheen Aldridge Jr.
State Representative
78
LaKeysha Bosley
State Representative
79
Kirk Hilzinger
State Representative
80
Peter Merideth
State Representative
80
Rebecca Sharpe Lombard
State Representative
80
Steve Butz
State Representative
81
Jake Koehr
State Representative
81
Donna Baringer
State Representative
82
Sarah Unsicker
State Representative
83
Del Taylor
State Representative
84
Yolonda Fountain Henderson
State Representative
85
Joe Adams
State Representative
86
Paula Brown
State Representative
87
Holly Jones
State Representative
88
Kyle Luzynski
State Representative
88
Luke Barber
State Representative
89
Dean Plocher
State Representative
89
Gary Albert Bokermann Jr.
State Representative
90
Barbara Phifer
State Representative
90
Jo Doll
State Representative
91
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Michael Burton
State Representative
92
Bob Mahacek
State Representative
92
Kenneth Abram
State Representative
93
Bridget Walsh Moore
State Representative
93
Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Camping, swimming
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Support
Kyle Kerns
State Representative
94
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping, Running, Trail Running, Biking
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Jim Murphy
State Representative
94
Michael O’Donnell
State Representative
95
Ann Zimpler
State Representative
95
Brad Christ
State Representative
96
Leslie Derrington
State Representative
96
David Casteel
State Representative
97
Ryan Higgns
State Representative
98
Deb Lavender
State Representative
98
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Ian Mackey
State Representative
99
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
LaVanna Wrobley
State Representative
99
Colin Lovett
State Representative
100
Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Philip Oehlerking
State Representative
100
Jeff Coleman
State Representative
101
Melissa Greenstein
State Representative
101
Ben Keathley
State Representative
101
Richard West
State Representative
102
Dave Hinman
State Representative
103
Phil Christofanelli
State Representative
104
Gregory Upchurch
State Representative
104
Cindy Berne
State Representative
105
Michael Carver
State Representative
105
Adam Schwadron
State Representative
105
Ron Odenthal
State Representative
106
Travis Wilson
State Representative
106
Mark Matthiesen
State Representative
107
Fishing, Hiking, Camping
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Somewhat Oppose
Unsure
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Justin Hicks
State Representative
108
Susan Shumway
State Representative
108
Wildlife Watching
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Kyle Marquart
State Representative
109
Bruce DeGroot
State Representative
110
Josh Thackston
State Representative
110
Gary Bonacker
State Representative
111
Renee Reuter
State Representative
112
Phil Amato
State Representative
113
Jessie Shepherd
State Representative
114
Ken Waller
State Representative
114
Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway
State Representative
115
Barbara Marco
State Representative
115
Dale Wright
State Representative
116
Mike Henderson
State Representative
117
Sally Brooks
State Representative
118
Mike McGirl
State Representative
118
Brad Banderman
State Representative
119
Ron Copeland
State Representative
120
Bill Hardwick
State Representative
121
Lisa McCarthy
State Representative
122
Tara Peters
State Representative
122
Lisa Thomas
State Representative
123
Don Mayhew
State Representative
124
Dane Diehl
State Representative
125
Robert Smith
State Representative
125
Jim Kalberloh
State Representative
126
Hunting, Fishing, Camping
Somewhat Important
Somewhat Important
Somewhat Support
Unsure
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Somewhat Support
Ann Kelley
State Representative
127
Marvin Manning
State Representative
127
Rich Horton
State Representative
128
Mike Stephens
State Representative
128
John Black
State Representative
129
Bishop Davidson
State Representative
130
Bill Owen
State Representative
131
Stephanos Freeman
State Representative
132
Crystal Quade
State Representative
132
Amy Blansit
State Representative
133
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Melanie Stinnett
State Representative
133
Samantha Deaton
State Representative
134
Alex Riley
State Representative
134
AJ Exner
State Representative
135
Betsy Fogle
State Representative
135
Craig Fishel
State Representative
136
Stephanie Hein
State Representative
136
Darin Campbell
State Representative
137
Brad Hudson
State Representative
138
Bob Titus
State Representative
139
Amy Freeland
State Representative
140
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Jamie Ray Gragg
State Representative
140
Hannah Kelly
State Representative
141
Jeff Knight
State Representative
142
Bennie Cook
State Representative
143
Bernadette Holzer
State Representative
143
Chris Dinkins
State Representative
144
Rick Francis
State Representative
145
Barry Hovis
State Representative
146
Andy Leighton
State Representative
147
Greg Tlapek
State Representative
147
John Voss
State Representative
147
Jamie Burger
State Representative
148
Donnie Brown
State Representative
149
Cameron Bunting Parker
State Representative
150
Herman Morse
State Representative
151
Hardy Billington
State Representative
152
Darrell Atchison
State Representative
153
David Evans
State Representative
154
Travis Smith
State Representative
155
Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Somewhat Support
Unsure
Strongly Support
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Travis Smith
State Representative
155
Ginger Kissee Witty
State Representative
156
Brian Seitz
State Representative
156
Fishing, Canoeing/Boating
Somewhat Important
Not Important
Somewhat Support
Unsure
Somewhat Oppose
Strongly Support
Somewhat Oppose
Somewhat Support
Ginger Kissee Witty
State Representative
156
Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Canoeing/Boating, Wildlife Watching, Camping
Very Important
Very Important
Strongly Oppose
Strongly Support
Strongly Support
Strongly Oppose
Somewhat Support
Strongly Support
Mitch Boggs
State Representative
157
Scott Cupps
State Representative
158
Dirk Deaton
State Representative
159
Ben Baker
State Representative
160
Lane Roberts
State Representative
161
Bob Bromley
State Representative
162
Cody Smith
State Representative
163
Scott Fitzpatrick
State Auditor