FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 21, 2011
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State Treasurer Clint Zweifel Endorses Jason Kander for Secretary of State
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – State Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced today that he is endorsing Jason Kander to be Missouri’s next Secretary of State.
“Now more than ever we need elected officials that understand and appreciate what public service is all about,” Zweifel said. “Jason Kander has never been afraid to step in and make a difference. I’m confident he’ll bring the same dedication to this office and will make an outstanding Secretary of State.”
Clint Zweifel was elected State Treasurer in 2008 after serving three terms in the Missouri legislature. Since taking office, Zweifel led the charge to pass bipartisan legislation that gives Missourians a fair return on their state deposits through free market competition. This has allowed Clint to reinvest in Missouri communities and assist farmers and small businesses across the state.
“Since day one Treasurer Zweifel has focused on running an efficient and effective office that respects taxpayers’ money, while helping to create jobs across Missouri,” Kander said. “His no-nonsense approach of checking politics at the door has delivered real and meaningful results for Missouri families. I’m honored to have Treasurer Zweifel’s support and I look forward to campaigning with him during the upcoming election cycle.”
Jason Kander is a State Representative from Kansas City and a Democratic candidate for Missouri Secretary of State. 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 a lawyer and lives with his wife Diana in Kansas City.