There’s an old adage in politics that if you have a capable person in an elected office, keep him. That’s why we support Peter Kinder in his re-election bid on the Republican ticket for lieutenant governor in the primary election. He has a solid record in the office and his experience is valuable to the state.
Kinder has nearly a perfect record in attendance in presiding over the Missouri Senate. He has been one of the most active lieutenant governors in the state’s history.
Kinder has been out-front in veteran affairs; has been a major booster of tourism in the state; he has been very supportive of the elderly and a champion of issues to help them; by virtue of his office he is a member of 13 different boards and commissions; he has gained vast experience in his two terms in the office; and he understands state government and the legislative process. He served 12 years in the Missouri Senate before being elected lieutenant governor in 2004.
Kinder has been a very visible lieutenant governor, visiting every corner of the state. He knows and understands the problems relating to rural and urban governments and their citizens. The many honors he has received attest to his work, which also has extended to volunteer civic activities.
We can’t think of any past lieutenant governor who has been as active as Kinder. He has expanded the duties of the office as much as possible under the duties outlined by statutes. His service to the state and its citizens warrants another term in the office.