Schweich announces run for governor
ST. LOUIS - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich announced his candidacy for governor in St. Louis on Wednesday.
Schweich says his three primary goals would be: uprooting corruption in state government, promoting economic prosperity, and improving schools.
"As a state, we are facing some very serious challenges. We need stronger leadership and more honest government. We need fairer economic policies, and we need to improve our struggling schools. Twice now you have put your trust in me to lead the state as Missouri's official taxpayer watchdog. Now I am asking that you stand beside me as we fight to make Missouri government more accountable and transparent by putting a true anti-corruption expert in the governor's mansion," Schweich said in his annoucnement speech.
St. Louis was the first stop on Schweich's multi-stop announcement tour.