The state’s chief elections officer must be smart, fair and a person of highest integrity.
The Star strongly recommends Democrat Jason Kander of Kansas City for Missouri secretary of state.
A lawyer and former Army captain, Kander spent time in Afghanistan investigating suspected government corruption, espionage and drug trafficking.
He was first elected to the Missouri House in 2008 and has made ethics reform his signature issue, calling for limits on political donations and less influence by lobbyists. Missourians could expect his work as secretary of state to be untainted by politics or favoritism.
The choice in this race is clear. Kander has fought for cleaner and more accessible government. Schoeller has worked to create barriers for others while using a flawed system to benefit himself.
Kander is the candidate Missouri needs for secretary of state.