Missouri GOP Lays Out Process For Replacing Rep. Emerson

The Missouri Republican Party laid out in a press release Monday the process for replacing Rep. Jo Ann  Emerson (R-MO), who announced Monday morning that she is retiring from Congress in February. 

The process for selecting a replacement:

The following process will occur once a vacancy is declared (in this case, it will not be until February):


Once the Governor and Secretary of State are notified of the vacancy, the Secretary of State will have 24 hours to notify the 8th Congressional District GOP Committee.


The Governor will select the date for the election, and according to RSMO 21.110, he must provide at least 10 weeks notice. 


Once the 8th Congressional District GOP Committee is informed of the vacancy, the Chairman of the committee will call a meeting of the committee to select a Republican candidate to run in the special election.  The meeting must occur within the congressional district, and a majority of members of the committee must attend in person.