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Lieutenant Governor Candidates

By: Joel Walsh
State Capitol Bureau

Peter Kinder
Peter Kinder

Sam Page
Sam Page

Teddy Fleck
Teddy Fleck
Jim Rensing
Jim Rensing
Profiles: Get It Get It Get It Get It
Leg Record: Get It Get It    
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Age: 54 43 46 41
Family: Unmarried; no children

Wife: Jenny

sons: Logan, Jacob and Luke Page

Wife: Bonnie

two daughters and one son

Wife: Kim

son: Cam


1977: B.A. in political science from Southeast Missouri State University

1979: J.D. from St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas)

1988: B.S. in chemistry from the University of Missouri-Kansas City

1992: M.D. from UMKC

1980: G.E.D.

1990: Advanced non-commissioned officer school, U.S. Army

1986-1991: took classes at University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Southwest Missouri State University, and Maryville University

Job History:

1981-1983: staff worker for U.S. Rep. Norvell William "Bill" Emerson, R-Mo.

1984 - 1987: attorney, real estate representative for Drury Industries, Inc.

1987-1992: associate publisher, The Southeast Missourian

1992-2004: State senator from Missouri's 27th District

 2004-present: Missouri Lieutenant Governor

1992 - : Pain management specialist, Western Anesthesiology Associates, Inc.

1999 - 2002: Creve Coeur City Councilman

2003 - present: State representative from Missouri's 82nd District


1979 - 1992: U.S. Army, attained an E-7 rank (sergeant first class)

1992 - present: Over-the-road truck driver


1992-1999: Licensed nursing home administrator, Mari de Villa Retirement Community in Clayton, Mo.

1995-2000: Independent real estate sales

2001-current: Certified signing agent

Key Issues:

Seniors: As the official elderly advocate for the state of Missouri, Kinder led efforts to educate seniors about the Missouri Rx Plan, which provides prescription drug coverage to more than 170,000 Missourians.

Veterans' Affairs: Kinder will seek to honor the needs of U.S. soldiers with measures including a Missouri Military Family Relief Fund,"designed to help families of guard and reserve members in times of financial difficulty."

Gun Control: Kinder vows to defend "peaceful and honest" Missourians' right to protect themselves and to uphold hunting rights for Missouri sportsmen.

Tourism: As chairman of the Missouri Tourism Commission, Kinder will attempt to fully utilize the state's $20 million budget "to promote the sites and attractions that can be found in our state." In 2007, Kinder spearheaded The Tour of Missouri, a six-day cycling event that was hailed as the largest sporting event in state history.


Seniors: While serving in the Missouri House of Representatives, Page co-sponsored bipartisan efforts to improve the state's Senior Rx program by including the participation of generic drug companies.

Veterans' Affairs: Page pledges to offer increased funding of veterans' hospitals and also backs a Missouri Military Family Relief Fund.

Economy: If elected, Page would strive to end state and local tax breaks for companies that do not create Missouri jobs or pledge to keep them here.

Government Accessibility: Page sponsored the Human Voice Contact Act, which would require certain state agencies to provide live operator assistance rather than using automated answering equipment for incoming calls.

Seniors and veterans' affairs: If elected, Fleck would try to prevent state initiatives from overlapping with federally funded programs.

Economy: Fleck said he would "start looking program by program" asking, "Do we really need it?"

Eminent Domain: Fleck would attempt to reform eminent domain laws in an effort to protect Missouri residents' property from being seized "only to sell it back to private developers."

Toll Roads: Fleck would oppose any efforts to add toll roads in Missouri in addition to state and federal fuel taxes.

School Choice: Fleck supports giving more tax breaks for parents who choose to send their children to private or parochial school.

Government Spending: Believes in limited government and would cut spending for government programs

Illegal Immigration: Would enforce immigration laws and would not give amnesty to illegal immigrants


Gary McElyea, Director of communications, Lieutenant Governor's Office

The Missouri Roster 2007-2008

Official Web site of Peter Kinder