Today I am proud to announce that I am running for State Representative in the 73rd District. The incumbent, Courtney Curtis, has sold out the interests of the working men and women of Missouri, by siding with those millionaires who seek to lower wages. He received $50,000 from one such millionaire in political payment for his voting with Republicans for the so-called Right-To-Work law. Most recently, Curtis was fined $114,000 by the Missouri Ethics Commission for flagrant violations of State Law.

We can not tolerate such actions. The time is now for change. Two years ago, I came within only 58 votes of unseating the incumbent in a four person race. Now we can unite and take back the 73rd District for the people. We are in it to win it!

I am a pro-labor Democrat, member of the I.B.E.W., a former President and Business Manager for Local #2352, and retired Chief Steward at Westinghouse. I am a proud father and grandfather who will fight to see that all our children have a better future. I am also a man of faith, who grew up the son of a sharecropper in the South, and am proud to serve as the Chairman of Deacons and Sunday School Superintendent of our church.

They Republican House and Senate majorities in Jefferson City have ignored the real challenges we face and instead have waged war on our voting rights and working people. As State Representative, I will focus on the real issues such as raising the minimum wage, defending Medicaid, women’s health issues, funding our schools, rebuilding infrastructure, social and economic justice, ethics reform, helping seniors and veterans, and protecting the rights of workers. You can read more about my positions here.

If you believe as I do, that a change is overdue, please make the decision to help our campaign today. Checks can be made out to the Committee To Elect Lee Smith, 7491 Castro Drive, St. Louis, MO 63135. You may also make a secure on-line donation through ActBlue here.

Thank you in advance for your kind consideration. It is time to LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD in Jefferson City

Lee Smith
Democrat for Representative
73rd District