Eric Schmitt Announces He’s Running for State Treasurer

CBS St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Eric Schmitt announces he’s running for State Treasurer in 2016.

The Republican State Senator from Glendale says he likes the office of state treasurer because it administers a program to help families save for their kid’s college education.

“That’s my story,” he says. “I was the first person in my family to go to college right out of high school, I was the first person to go to law school. I think that every kid in the state ought to have an opportunity to strive to attain a college degree.”

He says he was looking to run for a statewide office that’s a good fit.

“The core issues I’ve focused on in trying to help private sector jobsI chair the Economic Development Committeetrying to protect taxpayers, allow them to keep more of what they earn, and making sure the state operates in…

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