Dellwood, MO – Today, from Ferguson’s neighboring community, Dellwood, Peter Kinder announced his candidacy for Missouri Governor. Kinder announced that “I want to welcome you to a Republican campaign like no other.” Before his announcement, Mayor James Knowles addressed the crowd and Tony Thompson introduce the Lt. Governor.
According to Peter Kinder’s web site: “Peter is running for Governor with a common sense agenda to unify our state and grow liberty and opportunity. We must make Missouri competitive again so that people want to move here, stay here, and create jobs. That is what Governor Peter Kinder intends to do.”
Peter attended Cape Girardeau Public Schools and continued his education at Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Missouri- Columbia. He graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas in 1979 and was admitted to the Missouri Bar.
From 1981 to 1983, Kinder was a member of U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson’s Washington, D.C. staff and then worked as an attorney and real estate representative for Drury Industries. In 1987, he became associate publisher of the Southeast Missourian newspaper in Cape Girardeau.
Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, Kinder served for 12 years in the Missouri Senate, representing the counties of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Mississippi, Perry and Scott.
Kinder is a member of the United Methodist Church, Beta Theta Pi social fraternity, Missouri Farm Bureau, Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club. He is active in many civic causes, including extensive work with United Way, the Nature Conservancy, the American Cancer Society and Boy Scouts of America.