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Jason Kander

Missouri

Missouri Secretary of State and Candidate for U.S. Senate, Missouri

“This is an important issue for me. I served in Afghanistan in the Army, and my job over there was to investigate corruption in the Afghan government. When I came home and got elected to the legislature, I found that there was plenty of anti-corruption work to do in Jefferson City, too. I believe that if we strengthen our campaign finance and ethics laws, we’ll get much better policy outcomes.” – Jason Kander

About Mr. Kander:

A husband, a father, a former Army Captain who served in Afghanistan, and Missouri’s Secretary of State, Jason Kander is a fifth-generation Missourian running to represent all of us in the United States Senate.

As a state legislator who represented Jackson County, Jason put politics aside to do what’s best for Missouri. He worked with Republicans and Democrats to balance the budget each year without raising taxes and took on both parties to pass the first major ethics reform in almost 20 years.

Then as Missouri’s Secretary of State, Jason cut red tape and fees to help small businesses hire and thrive, protected our right to vote, and got tens of millions of dollars for Missouri taxpayers when he took on the Wall Street firms that helped cause the 2008 financial crisis. And he’s led the fight to clean up Missouri’s worst-in-the-nation campaign finance and ethics laws.

Jason lives in Columbia, Missouri, with his wife, Diana, an entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and assistant teaching professor at the University of Missouri, and their son True, who was born in September 2013.

Click here to read Mr. Kander’s answers to the Official End Citizens United PAC Candidate Questionnaire.

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