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Eleventh Candidate Announces Candidacy for 3rd District

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Candidate Mark Smith (photo from campaign website)

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis – An eleventh contender has entered the race for Dick Gephardt's seat in Congress.

Democrat Mark Smith kicked off his campaign Tuesday at his mother's house in South St. Louis.

Smith is one of nine Democrats in the race. There are also two Republicans on the April 6th primary ballot.

Gephardt is retiring from Congress after 14 terms.

The candidates, as of 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, are:

DEMOCRAT
Jeff Smith
Steve Stoll
Mark Smith
Michael R. Bram
Mariano Favazza
Corey Mohn
Joan Barry
Russ Carnahan
Mike Evans

REPUBLICAN
Joan McGivney
Bill Federer

Other

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