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Jason Kander

Running, Democrat for Missouri Secretary of State

Jason Kander

Jason Kander running for Missouri State Treaurer

 

Full Name: Jason Kander Click here for Voting Records
Current Office: State House - District 44, Democratic  
First Elected: 11/04/2008  
Last Elected: 11/02/2010  
Next Election: 2012  
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for Secretary of State  
General Nov. 6, 2012  
Primary Aug. 7, 2012  
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Diana
Birth Date: 05/04/1981
Birth Place: Kansas City, MO
Home City: Waldo, MO
Religion: Jewish

 

Bio:

Jason Kander is a candidate for Missouri Secretary of State. A State Representative and former Army Captain, he is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and serves on the Missouri Veterans Commission. Kander is an attorney and lives with his wife Diana, a small business owner, in Jackson County.

A fifth generation Missourian, Kander learned early in life about the importance of community service. His mother was a juvenile probation officer and his father was a police officer who later ran a small business.

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While in college, Kander enlisted in the Army Reserve after 9/11 and served in an infantry unit before receiving his commission as a Military Intelligence Officer. In 2006, he volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan, where he investigated groups and individuals suspected of government corruption, espionage, drug trafficking, and facilitating Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

In an unclassified evaluation, Kander’s commanders praised his willingness to volunteer for dangerous duty, describing him as an “outstanding leader” whose work saved lives. The U.S. Director of Intelligence in Afghanistan advised the Army to “track this officer’s career closely; he is one of the best.” Kander earned national recognition for his service when he was selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Army Reserve Junior Officer of the Year Award by the Reserve Officer Association.

After he returned home from Afghanistan, Kander made his first run for public office. In 2008 he knocked on 20,000 doors on his way to becoming a State Representative. In addition to his legislative duties, he is also an attorney in private practice.

**Jason Kander is a former member of the Missouri Army National Guard and a former member of U.S. Army Reserve. Use of his military rank, job titles and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Missouri National Guard, the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 18, 2012 SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage Conference Report Adopted - House
(105 - 33)
Did Not Vote
May 15, 2012 SB 576 Authorizes the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(99 - 54)
Yea
May 7, 2012 Amdt 1 Rescinds Funding for the Sue Shear Institute Amendment Adopted - House
(93 - 59)
Nay
May 3, 2012 HB 1526 Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies Bill Passed - House
(83 - 76)
Nay
April 26, 2012 HB 1540 Prohibits Employees from Suing Co-Workers for Job Injuries Bill Passed - House
(99 - 47)
Nay
April 19, 2012 HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(108 - 44)
Nay
April 19, 2012 HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock Bill Passed - House
(108 - 32)
Did Not Vote
March 29, 2012 HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. Bill Passed - House
(113 - 41)
Nay
March 29, 2012 HB 1046 Requires Proof of Citizenship for Presidential Candidates Bill Passed - House
(92 - 49)
Did Not Vote
March 7, 2012 SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House
(87 - 68)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1104 Voter ID Bill Passed - House
(101 - 54)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments Bill Passed - House
(89 - 68)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2012 HJR 43 Limits State Spending Amendment Adopted - House
(105 - 54)
Nay
Oct. 6, 2011 SB 8 Tax Credit Amendments Bill Passed - House
(98 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 SB 7 Incentives for Science-Based Businesses Bill Passed - House
(94 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 HA 1 to SB 7 Prohibits Public Funding for Certain Life Science Research Projects Amendment Rejected - House
(68 - 74)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 6 Appropriations for Missouri Disaster Relief Bill Passed - House
(127 - 22)
Nay
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 1 Authority Over the Saint Louis Police Department Bill Passed - House
(123 - 27)
Yea
May 10, 2011 HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(113 - 34)
Yea
May 4, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Plan Veto Override Passed - House
(109 - 44)
Nay
April 13, 2011 SB 113 Regulating Animal Care Facilities Bill Passed - House
(85 - 71)
Nay
April 6, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(106 - 53)
Nay
March 17, 2011 HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House
(119 - 38)
Nay
March 10, 2011 HB 167 Driver License Examinations Administered in English Only Bill Passed - House
(102 - 56)
Nay
March 3, 2011 HB 61 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 60)
Nay
Jan. 11, 2011 HR 39 Attorney General Challenge of the Federal Health Care Law Resolution Passed - House
(115 - 46)
Nay
July 14, 2010 HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Conference Report Adopted - House
(84 - 53)
Yea
July 14, 2010 HB 2 Manufacturing Jobs Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(101 - 40)
Yea
June 29, 2010 HB 2 Manufacturing Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(125 - 19)
Yea
June 29, 2010 HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Bill Passed - House
(92 - 54)
Yea
May 14, 2010 SB 793 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(114 - 39)
Nay
May 13, 2010 SB 586 Sexually Oriented Business Regulations Bill Passed - House
(118 - 28)
Yea
May 12, 2010 HB 1311 Coverage for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Conference Report Adopted - House
(144 - 16)
Yea
May 11, 2010 HB 1764 Prohibits Mandatory Participation in a Health Care System Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(108 - 47)
Nay
April 29, 2010 HB 2011 2010-2011 Department of Social Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(93 - 63)
Nay
April 28, 2010 HB 2010 2010-2011 Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Serices Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(85 - 70)
Nay
April 28, 2010 HB 2003 Higher Education Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(115 - 34)
Yea
April 28, 2010 HB 2002 2010-2010 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 64)
Yea
April 1, 2010 HB 1747 Authorizing Horse Slaughterhouses Bill Passed - House
(91 - 61)
Nay
March 31, 2010 HB 1601 St. Louis Police Department Governance Modifications Motion Rejected - House
(66 - 86)
Did Not Vote
March 30, 2010 HB 1327 Abortion Regulation Modifications Bill Passed - House
(113 - 37)
Nay
March 17, 2010 Amdt 4 Deleting an Education Foundation Formula Modification Amendment Rejected - House
(73 - 83)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2010 HCR 18 Statement of Opposition to Federal Health Care Proposal Joint Resolution Passed - House
(111 - 46)
Nay
Sept. 16, 2009 HB 544 Increasing Legislative Oversight of Federal Funds Veto Override Failed - House
(86 - 71)
Nay
May 14, 2009 SB 291 Education Provision Modifications Bill Passed - House
(110 - 46)
Nay
May 12, 2009 SB 306 State Health Care Expansion Bill Passed - House
(83 - 77)
Nay
May 7, 2009 HB 11 2009-2010 Social Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 74)
Nay
May 4, 2009 HB 22 Capital Improvements Bill Passed - House
(117 - 42)
Nay
April 30, 2009 SB 71 Income Tax Rate Reduction and Additional Tax Credt Bill Passed - House
(86 - 66)
Nay
April 28, 2009 Amdt 1 Allowing Pharmacists to Refuse to Provide "Abortifacients" Amendment Adopted - House
(115 - 43)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 258 Excluding Tipped Employees from Mandatory Minimum Wage Increases Bill Passed - House
(86 - 74)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 795 Minimum Wage and Sales Tax Modifications for Businesses Bill Passed - House
(87 - 70)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 668 Firearm Regulation Amendments Bill Passed - House
(105 - 50)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HJR 32 Bonds to Fund Higher Education Joint Resolution Passed - House
(131 - 28)
Yea
April 2, 2009 HB 681 Special Elections for Statewide Office Vacancies Bill Passed - House
(94 - 63)
Did Not Vote
March 26, 2009 HB 11 2009-2010 Social Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(88 - 66)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 10 2009-10 Health Budget Bill Passed - House
(88 - 66)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 2 2009-10 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(92 - 64)
Nay
March 12, 2009 HJR 23 Constitutional State Spending Cap Joint Resolution Passed - House
(82 - 78)
Nay
March 11, 2009 HB 46 Expansion of Abortion Laws Bill Passed - House
(115 - 43)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2009 HB 242 Authorizing Four-Day School Weeks Bill Passed - House
(101 - 60)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2009 HCR 5 Rejecting Pay Increases for Elected Officials and Judges Resolution Passed - House
(129 - 31)
Yea