Monday, September 24, 2007

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

The Hillary Clinton campaign announced today that Jackson County Missouri County Executive Mike Sanders has endorsed Hillary for President and the campaign has named him a Co-Chair of the Missouri campaign.

“Hillary Clinton has the strength and experience to get our troops home safely from Iraq and tackle the tough challenges we face at home, from moving toward energy independence to establishing universal healthcare for every American,” Sanders said in his endorsement. “Hillary is uniquely qualified to deliver the change this country needs.”

Sanders has a long record of public service. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army in the early 1990's, before returning home to attend law school and enter into government. Before he was elected to the County Executive position, he served two terms as the county Prosecuting Attorney. We elected him to the County Executive position in November 2006, after he campaigned on a platform of transparency in government, fiscal responsibility and safe neighborhoods.

“Mike has worked tirelessly to make Jackson County a safer and more livable community, and he gets results,” Clinton said. “I’m honored to have his support and delighted that he’ll help lead our efforts in Missouri.”

Sanders is a young, hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners politician, worthy of the mantle Truman Democrat. He has shown us all that he is not afraid of taking on the entrenched Democratic power structure in this deeply blue county. He is well connected, and with his network of friends, his endorsement is bound to translate into votes and cash.

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