State Auditor's Office receives 6 nonpartisan state demographer applications
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Auditor's Office announced today they will deliver to Senate Leadership at least six completed applications for the nonpartisan state demographer position.
The demographer will be tasked with redrawing state House and Senate districts and then proposing those maps for use in elections.
According to a news release, the position, which was created after Missouri voters approved Amendment 1 in November 2018, will be selected by the minority and majority leaders of the Missouri State Senate.
Six completed applications were received before the Dec. 4, 2019 application deadline. The six completed applications were from Damon Braidlow, Donald B. Cripe, Sara Hartman, Bryan Kinworthy, R. Zane Price, and Jason J. Ross.
One application received on December 4 is currently under review, and two partial applications were received before the deadline, but were not completed, according to the release.
The State Auditor's Office did not reject any applications that met minimum qualifications and completeness.
Once the position is filled, the demographer will be an official employee of the Office of Administration.