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Jan 10

Meet the Statewide Candidates: Judy Baker (D) and Josh Hawley (R)

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – While the candidates have been criss-crossing the state as part of the campaign trail for months now, the new year brings a sense of urgency to the 2016 elections.

This week, we meet two of those candidates.

Former State Representative Judy Baker wants to succeed Clint Zweifel as State Treasurer (Zweifel cannot run for another term due to term limits). She’s a Democrat who worked for the US Department of Health and Human Services following her work in the Legislature. Baker has also taught at both Columbia College and the University of Missouri.

Republican Josh Hawley hopes to become the state’s next Attorney General. He teaches law at the University of Missouri Law School  in addition to having an active law practice. He was co-counsel on the “Hobby Lobby Case” that challenged part of the Affordable Care Act’s (aka “ObamaCare”) coverage mandates on businesses. That case went to the US Supreme Court and was decided in favor of Hobby Lobby.

On the web:

Judy Baker for State Treasurer

Josh Hawley for Attorney General 

Judy BakerHawley-headshot

Photos courtesy of the candidates’ respective websites

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