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Candidates for Secretary of State

By: Matthew Patane and Jordan Shapiro

Jason Kander

Shane Schoeller

Cisse W. Spragins

Justin Harter

[NOTE: Harter has not responded to repeated efforts for information and a photo. The efforts included leaving a business card at his Columbia apartment.]

Age: 31 40 49
Family: Married to Diana Kander. Married to Mendie Schoeller. They have three children. Married to Sean O'Toole.
Education: Bachelor's degree in political science from American University; law degree from Georgetown University. Bachelor's degree in political science from Southwest Baptist University, 1994 Bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Tennessee. She has a master's degree and a doctorate in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Job History: State Representative since 2008. Attorney and former captain in the U.S. Army. Worked for Students in Free Enterprise and was director of Government Affairs for the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield. Founder, owner and CEO of Rockwall Labs, a pest control manufacturing company.
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