State Rep. Sara Lampe (D-Springfield) sent out a press release stating she’ll announce her candidacy for Lt. Governor Monday.
According to the release, she’ll make her announcement official at Missouri State University inside the Plaster Student Union at 10 a.m.
Lampe says that as the ranking member on the crucial budget committee in the House, she has for years focused on crucial funding needs for seniors, public education, and healthcare.
“These are difficult times for working families and seniors,” Lampe says. “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.”
Lampe is a retired teacher and administrator. She says she devoted her career to “fighting for children with special needs,” and that 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.”