Rep. Sam Page will announce Tuesday that he is running for Lt. Governor in the 2008 election.
Rep. Sam Page (D-Creve Coeur) is a third term State Rep from the St. Louis area. But Sam has Kansas City ties. He is a physician and obtained his M.D. degree here at the UMKC Medical School.
He intends to announce at a series of press conferences around the State on Monday and Tuesday.
Columbia will be the first stop and then at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday he will hold a press conference in the courtyard of the Medical School at UMKC.
Sam is a practicing physician and has been a major voice in the health care debate in Jefferson City. He will be a great candidate for state wide office. Here is a link to his website. Www.house.mo.gov/bills041/member/mem082.htm
Sam was elected to the House in 2002 in the same class as me and Paul LeVota. He has been a leader since he walked in the door and I expect he will demonstrate that in the campaign.
He is scheduling some events here in Kansas City this summer so CCP members will get a chance to meet and talk with him soon.
You know he will be a great candidate because within hours of his telling people he was going to run the Republicans started attacking him on their blogs.
State Rep. John Burnett