State Representative Margaret Donnelly (D-St. Louis), who has announced her candidacy for Missouri Attorney General, has that campaign off and running with a pledge to improve consumer protection.
Donnelly has announced a series of initiatives designed to address problems related to dangerous imported products. Donnelly plans to introduce legislation, next year, to amend Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act to stop the sale of unsafe products. She’s also proposing the Missouri Children’s Product Safety Act that would address concerns about unsafe children’s products being sold.
Finally, she would call on Congress and the President to enact the Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act, which would increase funding for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to, among other things, increase inspections and institute civil penalties for retailers that knowingly sell recalled products.
Donnelly is one of three Democrats who have either announced or are considering a run for Attorney General. Outgoing House Minority Leader Jeff Harris (D-Columbia) is in the race. Republican-turned-Democratic Senator Chris Koster (D-Harrisonville) is considering vying for the Democratic nomination.