Schmitt announces run to keep state attorney general seat
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his candidacy to keep the seat Wednesday.
Schmitt was appointed to the position in 2019 by Governor Parson after Josh Hawley was elected to the U.S. Senate. Schmitt was previously elected as the state's treasurer in 2016.
"I promised to be Missouri’s law-and-order attorney general and together we have achieved some remarkable results to protect and defend the citizens of our state," he said.
Schmitt is the only republican candidate to publicly launch a campaign for the office.
In the Democratic primary, former assistant attorney general Elad Gross and former federal prosecutor Rich Finneran previously announced their candidacy.
Candidates have until March 31 to officially file to run. The statewide primary will be held August 4 with the general election taking place November 3.