JEFFERSON CITY — A Democratic Missouri lawmaker said he will run for secretary of state, seeking to replace Robin Carnahan, who has announced that she is not running for re-election.
State Rep. Jason Kander, D-Kansas City, said Friday he was entering the race. Kander's announcement came about a half-hour after Carnahan announced she would not seek a third term.
Kander, 30, is a lawyer and was first elected to the House in 2008. He also has served as a military intelligence officer in Afghanistan.
Republican state Sens. Scott Rupp, of Wentzville, and Bill Stouffer, of Napton, already had announced plans to run for secretary of state before Carnahan's announcement.