Reason for Seeking Public Office:
I am running for Lieutenant Governor of Missouri because I believe this is a great state and Missourians deserve a better, brighter future. It is my job to listen, lead and deliver for the citizens of the Show-Me State.
We need to do better in education, from early childhood to grade school and college. We need to do better for those working two jobs and still not making ends meet. We need to do better to help those starting and growing their own businesses. And we need to do better in rebuilding the middle class.
Growing up in Rolla, a small town in the foothills of the Ozarks, I learned the value of public service and giving back to your community watching my father, Mel Carnahan, work on our local school board. He believed that public service was a high calling that was worthy of his time and talents. Public service and good government start with integrity and trust. As Lieutenant Governor I will work every day to clean up the mess in Jefferson City where too many of our elected officials are far too disconnected from the concerns of ordinary Missouri citizens.