While in the Missouri House, I was honored to receive the Missouri Bar Legislative Award for leadership in passing improvements to the Missouri Crime Victim's Compensation Fund and the Justice Integration Fund for better coordination of information between courts, prosecutors and law enforcement. Also, the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association presented me with their Lewis and Clark Statesman Award and the St. Louis Business Journal their Legislative award for supporting economic development. I was especially proud of my bipartisan leadership role to establish the Missouri Childhood Lead Testing Program to identify at risk children.
Mel Carnahan (deceased)
Former Governor of Missouri
Former Senator from Missouri
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.