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At Least One Democrat Is Running for MO Treasurer

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Arnold Mayor Mark Powell (photo from arnoldmo.org)

By AP/KWMU

Arnold, MO – Missouri Democrats have their first candidate for state treasurer.

The mayor of the Jefferson County town of Arnold, Mark Powell, says he set up a committee for the office before state utility regulator Kelvin Simmons announced on Monday that he won't run. Democratic Party leaders had placed their hopes on Simmons.

The current State Treasurer, Democrat, Nancy Farmer isn't seeking re-election because she instead wants to challenge Republican U.S. Senator Kit Bond.

Four Republicans already are in the treasurer's race.

Powell is currently serving his his first term as the sixth Mayor of Arnold. He has also served on the City Council and as City Treasurer.

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