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Holding Kander’s Feet to the Fire

Unfortunately, in our state, we have grown accustomed to election mismanagement. In last Tuesday’s elections, hundreds of voters were likely disenfranchised as they were turned away and not allowed to cast a vote in 63 of St. Louis County precincts. When I learned of the ballot shortage and voters being denied their right to vote, […]

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Get Serious About Meaningful Ethics Reform

Editorial Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch: In 1990, John Ashcroft, my father, was governor of Missouri, and he embarked on the “Yes for Ethics” campaign. The measure, proposed as an initiative petition, would have created the Missouri Ethics Commission to oversee the activities of our state’s elected officials. The goal was to clean up politics […]