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In addition to Susan Montee (D), Judy Baker (D), and Becky Plattner (D) there is another Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. The press release went out about a half hour ago:

State Representative Lampe to announce candidacy for Lieutenant Governor

SPRINGFIELD – Building on her strong record of leadership, coalition building and getting results that matter, State Representative Sara Lampe (D-Springfield) will announce her candidacy for Lt Governor on Monday, February 6 at the Plaster Student Union, Room 313 at 10:00 a.m.

As the ranking member on the crucial budget committee in Missouri’s House of Representatives, Lampe has for years focused attention to crucial funding needs for our seniors, public education, and healthcare. “These are difficult times for working families and seniors,” said Lampe, “My experience in public education, running a small business and balancing the state budget have uniquely prepared me to take on this this new challenge.”

Having never before run for office, she unseated an incumbent in 2004 to represent the 138th district in central Springfield. Area leaders agree that Lampe has shown strong leadership.”Sara Lampe has consistently promoted common sense values when it comes to public policy “says Annie Busch, former Springfield-Greene County Library Director

Lampe, a retired teacher and administrator devoted her career to fighting for children with special needs and as a state representative she has fought for working people, for seniors, for fairness in employment practices and against public policies that harm our most vulnerable citizens.

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