KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Rep. Jason Kander today announced that St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley have endorsed his campaign for Secretary of State.
“I am pleased to endorse Jason Kander to be Missouri’s next Secretary of State,” said St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay. “I have had the chance to get to know Jason as he has gotten to know St. Louis and our issues. I believe that as Secretary of State Jason Kander will be a strong advocate for open and responsive state government.”
“Missouri’s next Secretary of State will be at the forefront on ensuring that the investments of our seniors are protected and that all eligible Missourians are afforded the right to vote,” said St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley. “I can’t think of anyone who will perform these functions with more integrity than my fellow veteran Jason Kander. Jason’s leadership will also be important to the citizens of St. Louis County as we strive to grow more small businesses.”
Kander, who has spent a considerable amount of time campaigning in the St. Louis area over the past six months, said he was gratified with the support his campaign has picked up in the St. Louis area.
“I appreciate the show of support and confidence that these two great St. Louis leaders have in my ability to serve in the Secretary of State’s office,” Kander said. “Mayor Slay and County Executive Dooley are on the front lines of helping grow our economy and strengthening our local communities. I look forward to working with both of them closely as we run a Secretary of State’s office that is responsive to each and every Missourian.”
Jason Kander is a State Representative from Kansas City and previously served in the Army National Guard. As a military intelligence officer in the Army Reserve, Kander volunteered in 2006 for deployment and served in Afghanistan. In 2010, he was one of ten soldiers selected as national finalists for Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year. Rep. Kander currently serves on the Missouri Veterans Commission. Kander is an attorney and lives with his wife Diana in Kansas City.