A state representative has launched his campaign for Lt. Governor. Rep. Sam Page (D-Creve Coeur) has begun traveling the state, announcing his candidacy intention to run for the office now occupied by Republican Lt. Governor Peter Kinder.
Page, a physician, first won election to the House in 2002 after serving on the Missouri Senior RX Program. Though a Democrat, he played a role in drafting the MO Health Net bill, the program that replaces Medicaid. But Page is critical of the bill. He says he appreciates the Republican leadership’s interest in including some of his ideas, but he says the new program will fall far short of what he advocates: restoring the Medicaid cuts approved in 2005.
The Lt. Governor is president of the Senate and works as the state’s elderly advocate. The Lt. Governor also chairs the Tourism and Missouri RX Plan Commissions as well as the Missouri Development Finance Board.