Three final-day challengers promise to spice up this year's November general election for area state representative slots.
As of 3:30 p.m. today, candidates who had filed were:
127th District- incumbent Steve Hunter, R-Joplin; challenger Steve Daniels, D-Carl Junction
130th District- incumbent Kevin Wilson, R-Neosho; challenger John Felder, D-Neosho
131st District- incumbent Marilyn Ruestman, R-Joplin; challenger Ben Carnahan, D-Joplin
On Monday, Rich Meyer, D-Buffalo, filed to oppose incumbent 126th District State Representative Ed Emery.
With less than two hours to go until the filing deadline, no one has filed to run against 128th District Rep. Bryan Stevenson, R-Webb City, or 129th District State Representative Ron Richard, R-Joplin.
As far as state senate races are concerned, 32nd District incumbent Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, is still unopposed following Roxie Fausnaught's decision to change from running from state senate to U. S. Senate, and incumbent Delbert Scott, R-Lowry City, is still unopposed in the 28th District.
A race that should be a good one is shaping up in the 30th Senatorial District where incumbent Aunt Norma Champion, R-Springfield, former host of KY3's Children's Hour during the 1960s and 1970s, is opposed by former State Representative Doug Harpool, D-Springfield.