Lee’s Summit, July 30, 2014 – As the Primaries approach here is a list of who is running for Emanuel Cleaver’s 5th District Seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

This blog post is designed to give you quick access to more information about the individuals running in the primaries on Tuesday August 5, 2014.

Democrat Party:


  • Website: None Found for the campaign (http://ballotpedia.org/Mark_Memoly)
  • Facebook: Non Listed
  • Biographical Information: “Mark Memoly is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Missouri. He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat. Memoly was defeated by Todd Akin in the Republican primary on August 7, 2012. Memoly is a graduate of Stetson University in Deland, Florida. He went on to earn an M.B.A. from Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. In the past, he has worked for Kenworth Truck Company, Ford Motor Company, Arrow Truck Sales, Inc., Penske Truck Leasing, LLC, and Turnpike Ford Truck Sales, LLC. He works for ATB Sales, LLC, a company that gives advice on how to lease, purchase, or sell commercial trucks.”


  • Website: http://cleaver.house.gov/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emanuelcleaverii


  • Website: http://www.bobgough.com/
  • Facebook: None Listed
  • On the Incumbent: “Congressman Cleaver promised not to vote for any National Health Care Bill that was not a Single Payer program. Instead, Cleaver sold out to a coalition of insurance companies, insiders, and incompetent government planners. The current Obama Care is a disaster. “


  • Website: http://www.holmesforcongress.org/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eric-Holmes/235155703334371
  • Biographical Information: “Eric has thirty years of experience in US Army and Army Reserves as Infantryman with Ranger tab, airborne wings and a tour in Iraq. In the civilian world Eric has led a $100 million business unit and been a systems engineer. Eric has degrees from United States Military Academy at West Point and Masters of Science from Georgia Tech. Eric has authored two books: Set Sail for Success and Iraq: Providing Hope.”


  • Website: No Website Listed (http://ballotpedia.org/Charles_Lindsey)
  • Facebook: None listed or found
  • Biographical Information: (source Ballotpedia) “Charles Lindsey is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Missouri.”




Republican Party:


  • Website: http://friendsofbilllindsey.com/
  • Facebook: http://friendsofbilllindsey.com/
  • On Immigration: “We need to secure our borders. If we don’t enforce the borders first we will have this problem again. Then we need to formulate a process with our border countries so we don’t encounter future problems. Once we have the laws enforced we can try and formulate a pathway to citizenship that will be fair and reduce harm to our citizens and economy”
  • On Healthcare: “Repair, Replace and Repeal”


  • Website: http://bertonaknox.org/
  • On his Website: “…Anticommunist, anti-socialist, anti-elitist and anti-fascist. Pro constitution and free enterprise.… Repeal Obamacare ASAP… The President, Senators and Representatives should be in Social Security. Not a different plan… TSA personnel should not be armed. They should be placed under video surveillance so damaged and stolen items can be recovered and the persons responsible held accountable…”


  • Website: http://www.michaelburrisforcongress.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Burris-for-Congress/639894682746564
  • Biographical Information: “…Michael Burris was born in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up in the Red Bridge Neighborhood. He graduated from Grandview High School and attended Avila University where he studied political science. Michael operates a contracting business and resides with his family in Kansas City, Missouri.…”
  • Vision for the 5th District: “…Missouri’s 5th District sits at a true crossroads of the United States. The district benefits from outstanding access via interstate highways, rail, intermodal, air and waterways. We possess a skilled, experienced and ready labor force. The district offers outstanding agricultural and animal health resources. And, entrepreneurs based in Missouri’s 5th District deliver some of the best technologies, innovations and professional services in the world. I look forward to working with citizens and leaders from all walks of life within the district to constructively pursue growth and opportunity in these key areas. ”
  • On Jobs: “We need to encourage entrepreneurs and innovators to start and grow new businesses that create economic and career opportunities. We also need to remove government influence from picking winners and losers, and squandering tax payers’ money on the pet projects and industries of insiders and cronies.”
  • On the Economy: “…In order to fix America’s economy, Congress must demonstrate leadership in reforming, simplifying, and streamlining the tax code while subduing the IRS. Out of control bureaus and agencies must be held accountable for their illegal and punitive actions. Congress must pragmatically address the debt to open up opportunities for growth and investment, and secure a future for our children. And Congress must unleash the wealth of America’s natural resources that will create skilled, high paying jobs, spur new innovations, secure America’s energy independence, and lower the cost of energy.…”


  • Website: http://www.turkforcongress.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacobTurkforCongress
  • Biographical Information: “Jacob Turk is a Missouri conservative who knows first hand the challenges of operating a small business, is concerned with the plight of the urban core, has real solutions for the struggling working man, and has served our country with honor and distinction as a U.S. Marine.”
  • On the Budget: (Source: Project Vote Smart website) “Jacob Turk. Issue Position: Taxes. 7 March 2012. “Unlike my opponent, Emanuel Cleaver, I support permanent tax cuts for working families. Citizens are much more efficient in their spending and charitable giving than the Federal government. I support making the 2003 tax cuts permanent. Every time Congress has been brave enough to implement real tax cuts our Presidents have put forth — JFK in the 60s, Ronald Reagan in the 80s, George Bush in 2003 — the United States economy has boomed and revenues of the Federal government have exploded.” (www.turkforcongress.org)”
  • On the Economy: (Source: Project Vote Smart website) “Jacob Turk. Issue Position: Economic Policy. 7 March 2012. “My Plan: Tax cuts – both personal and business – produce the environment for consumers to boost the economy through their purchases and businesses to create new jobs. Business owners also need relief from government regulations and the burden of the new health care legislation.”…”

Respectfully Submitted
The Lee’s Summit Conservative