Missouri Constitution Party races toward ballot access, continues growth

Jefferson City, Missouri, was the location of the first-ever Statewide Conference of the Constitution Party of Missouri which took place on Saturday, August 4, 2007.

The big news, announced at the meeting, was that approximately 8,500 signatures have already been collected towards the required 10,000 valid signatures needed to place the Constitution Party of Missouri on the ballot in 2008. While the deadline for submitting the signatures in Missouri is not until next summer, it is the Missouri CP’s goal to have between 15,000 and 18,000 collected and submitted to the State of Missouri by September 17, 2007. It looks like they are well on there well to reaching this goal. Congratulations to all who have worked so hard on this project, particularly Missouri state ballot access coordinator, Travis Maddox.

At the conference, members of the state committee confirmed the following state officers to serve through 2008:

Donna Ivanovich-Chairman
Travis Maddox-Vice-Chairman
Cindy Redburn-Secretary
Ray Kish-Treasurer

In addition, eleven new members were appointed to the state committee at the meeting.

Among the notables in attendance Saturday was Illinois Constitution Party Chairman and Midwestern States Chairman, Randy Stufflebeam (who made the trip with his dad, Ted, and his wife Lisa). Randy is proving himself to be an extremely able and pro-active leader and is definitely a rising star in the ranks of the Constitution Party.

The featured speaker at the Conference was Constitution Party National Chairman, Jim Clymer. Clymer’s speech, titled “When Freemen Shall Stand” set forth and examined six major crisis’ which America now faces: 1) Unprotected borders; 2) Degeneration of culture; 3) Depreciation of the value of life; 4) The misapplication and increasingly oppressive nature of government; 5) Globalism; 6) A flawed monetary system and manipulated economy.

Clymer serves as the stand-in Constitution Party Presidential candidate for purpose of the ballot petition drive in Missouri (and in several other states). Chuck Baldwin is serving as the stand-in candidate for Vice-President.

The Constitution Party of Missouri has made exciting progress since its first organizational meeting in November of 2006 in developing a real and competitive political organization in the “Show-Me” state! And, “show us,” they have! Special plaudits must go out to State Chairman, Donna Ivanovich, who in the fall of 2006 took up the challenge to re-establish the Constitution Party in Missouri and, working with great faith, determination and leadership has been largely responsible for not only getting the party organized in Missouri again, but for establishing one of the finest Constitution Party state organizations in the nation. Donna has proven herself to be a Real Winner and so has the Constitution Party of Missouri!

The Constitution Party of Missouri continues to set the highest standards and lead by example. They are an organization of which we can all be very proud! Congratulations to the Constitution Party of Missouri for a great year.

5 Responses to “Missouri Constitution Party races toward ballot access, continues growth”

  1. Cody Quirk Says:

    Gary attended, good meeting.

    No, Chris Fluarty didn’t show up at all.

  2. Cody Quirk Says:

    In your face Brad.

  3. matt Says:

    I’m right there with them on problems 3,4, and 6, but I don’t remember anything in the constitution about protecting the culture from something called “degeneration”.

    Maybe that was secretly written on the back of the constitution and no one was informed except the CP.

  4. Chris Fluharty Says:

    No Cody I did not go. I left the party last month for personal reasons. The party was going where I did not want it to. So instead of causing strife and discontent, I walked away. They (Travis and Donna) will do great I am sure. They are in lock step with National in where they want to take CPMO and they are growing with leaps and bounds. Travis and DOnna are tireless workers who have a strict tunnel vision. My new duties as a pastor changed my priorties and made me see things a lot differently. I wish them all very well. But as for me and my house we must serve the Lord. I have no regrets helping Donna re-establish and launching the re-affiliation. I agree the goal is to grow a party and not a church. But this is not the party I joined in 2000. It has steadily grew into a better political party which sadly has caused the party to soften its principles. A move I was not willing to make. I bet you will hear a lot out of Missouri as I predicted last year. They are working hard to make Missouri what they want it to be. They are the only party in Missouri fighting for the end of NAU, open borders, NAIS, Real ID, etc. this will take them far. But in that pit bull like passion they have forgot what brought them to the dance. Pro life issues. All last session there was a struggle to change the baby killing amendment that passed. Not one rally nor one press release was issued. I take full blame, because I allowed it to happen just as much as they ignored it. But all parties involved are happy. Travis and I talked the other day and I am excited for what they are doing, just not in agreement or fellowship.

  5. Cody Quirk Says:

    No Cody I did not go.

    =I heard.

    I left the party last month for personal reasons. The party was going where I did not want it to. So instead of causing strife and discontent, I walked away.

    =Sorry to see you go, you were a pretty cool guy, read your posts on TAV before they were deleted, you did a good job there.

    They (Travis and Donna) will do great I am sure. They are in lock step with National in where they want to take CPMO and they are growing with leaps and bounds. Travis and DOnna are tireless workers who have a strict tunnel vision. My new duties as a pastor changed my priorties and made me see things a lot differently. I wish them all very well. But as for me and my house we must serve the Lord.

    =OK.

    I have no regrets helping Donna re-establish and launching the re-affiliation.

    =That’s cool.

    I agree the goal is to grow a party and not a church. But this is not the party I joined in 2000.

    =No, it isn’t, for one, there’s not a not of nuts left.

    It has steadily grew into a better political party which sadly has caused the party to soften its principles. A move I was not willing to make. I bet you will hear a lot out of Missouri as I predicted last year. They are working hard to make Missouri what they want it to be. They are the only party in Missouri fighting for the end of NAU, open borders, NAIS, Real ID, etc. this will take them far. But in that pit bull like passion they have forgot what brought them to the dance. Pro life issues.

    =I don’t think that was the only thing Chris.

    All last session there was a struggle to change the baby killing amendment that passed. Not one rally nor one press release was issued. I take full blame, because I allowed it to happen just as much as they ignored it. But all parties involved are happy. Travis and I talked the other day and I am excited for what they are doing, just not in agreement or fellowship.

    =Alright, good luck then.

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