For her own seat, at least.

I am endorsing Barbara Fraser to be the next state senator in the 24th District. I currently hold this seat but am leaving at the end of the year because of term limits. I believe Barbara should succeed me in the Missouri Senate.

Barbara, a teacher for more than 22 years, has spent over 20 years serving our communities as a school board member, state representative, and currently as a member and chair of the St. Louis County Council.

Democratic values are constantly under fire in the Capitol from the Republican majority. We need like-minded activists such as Barbara who will work hard and long with us to defeat their destructive agenda. We need Barbara’s energy, experience and expertise in the Legislature. She’ll be ready to work the minute she wins.

Barbara puts people first. She will bring her energy, passion and thoughtful approach to creating jobs and economic progress; investing wisely in education; increasing access to health care; protecting the environment; promoting alternative transportation; and ensuring needed government services are provided in an effective and cost efficient manner. Barbara is a staunch supporter of equal rights for all.

Barbara faces a hotly contested primary in the 24th district (mid-St. Louis County). I am convinced she is the best candidate.

Term limits are forcing two progressive Democrats to leave the Missouri Senate. Barbara’s victory will maintain one of those seats. As a strong progressive woman she will make her voice heard on behalf of our community.

Former state rep and candidate for lt. governor Sam Page is also running for the 24th Senate District, as is Helen Steele Burton.

…Adding that just because Sen. Bray “anoints” a successor doesn’t necessarily make Fraser the prohibitive favorite for the nomination. Sam Page leads by far in fundraising, and has quite a few notable endorsements himself.