- Michael Jarrett formally will announce his candidacy for the 163rd legislative district at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014, on the south side of the courthouse steps, 302 S. Main St. in Carthage.
- Charles (Hugh) Shields formally will announce his candidacy for the 161st legislative district at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014, in Spiva Park, 4th and Main in Joplin.
Both candidates will discuss campaign issues and field questions from the public. In the event of inclement weather the events will be postponed.
For those unable to attend but who would like more information regarding supporting either candidate contact Krista Stark, executive director for the Southwest Missouri Democrats by e-mail here or by phone at (417) 437-8443.