by Mike Ferguson
(St. Charles, MO) – In less than a year, Missouri voters will decide which candidates advance from the primary elections and into the general election. In just over a year, we’ll decide who our next leaders will be in Jefferson City.
This week, we hear from two of the candidates running for Lieutenant Governor.
That office is being vacated by Peter Kinder, who is now among the Republicans running for Governor.
Republican Bev Randles is a well known political activist in Missouri. Until recently, she was the chair of Missouri Club for Growth, a conservative advocacy group. She’s now an attorney from Kansas City. Randles grew up in Sikeston.
She discusses her vision for Missouri, including her support for “Right To Work” legislation, legal reforms that she believes will lessen the number of frivolous lawsuits, education reforms and what she wants the Republican Party to do better when it comes to reaching out to minority voters.
Randles is in a primary race against State Senator Mike Parson.
We also hear from State Representative Tommie Pierson. He’s running for the state’s second-highest ranking job on the Democratic ticket. In addition to his time in the State Legislature, Pierson’s political experience includes serving on the Riverview Gardens School Board. Pierson is also the pastor of the Greater St. Mark Family Church.
He also views education as a critical part of Missouri’s economic growth and explains what changes he hopes will be made to education policy and funding.
Pierson wants to see some changes made to the state’s tax credit process as well.
Rep. Pierson is in a primary race against attorney and doctor, Brad Bradshaw.
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Bev Randles for Lt. Governor (below left)
Rep. Tommie Pierson for Lt. Governor (below right)