On Filing Day, Lt Governor Candidate Carter Calls For Non-Partisan Elections, Pledges Part-Time Work

Carter says that all elections should be non-partisan, much like the many mayoral and judicial elections held throughout Missouri every year.  He says that he intends to research and find out how it is that "R's" and "D's" came to dominate Missou .
Feb. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- St. Charles, MO , February 28, 2012- Today, Lt. Governor candidate Mike Carter is driving down to Jefferson City, Missouri along with all of the other first-day filers across the state.
 
"I really like the drive.  Having traveled back and forth between Mizzou and St. Louis for four years, sort of makes today's trip like visiting an old friend.  I always stop by the law school in Columbia and take a walk around inside.  Plus, I worked for the AG's office and Senator Carnahan in Jefferson City for a while so it's just another day. In fact I have a meeting with Attorney General Chris Koster's office attorneys today as well."
 
Carter's says his flexible hours as a lawyer and Senior Lecturer for the University of Missouri make it relatively uneventful to take the necessary office-filing jaunt to Jefferson City.  His schedule's flexibility is what will enable him to easily tackle the part-time job of Missouri Lieutenant Governor.  He pledges to keep his full time job as an attorney and treat the Lt. Governor's office for what everyone knows it is, a part-time job.  The late Senator Thomas Eagleton, while serving as Lt. Governor, noted that the busiest part of his day was watching the Missouri River flow by his office window.
 
Carter noted that he was really unsure which primary to file for, "after all, I'm an independent, but Missouri's political parties have made it so terribly difficult to get on the ballot with an "I" that there is virtually no choice but to file as Democrat or Republican. I won about 17% of the Democratic primary vote in 2008 by simply making a few million computerized phone calls and nothing more, why wouldn't I build on that this time," asked Carter.
 
He noted that the apparent all-woman Democratic primary ballot is calling out for a male contender.  "No matter how you analyze it, a clearly male-gender name will automatically garner some support, just the same as when only one woman enters a male-dominated race," said Carter.  However, Carter says his Ross-Perot/Ron-Paul followings over the last several decades coupled with Ron Paul's successes this year are keeping him in the Republican primary for 2012.
 
Carter says that all elections should be non-partisan, much like the many mayoral and judicial elections held throughout Missouri every year.  He says that he intends to research and find out how it is that "R's" and "D's" came to dominate Missouri's voting ballots and do all that he can to reverse it.  "It's just not right to demean voters and force them to pick between two stereotypical block groups, plus it gives way too much unnecessary power to party power brokers."
 
 
Carter is an Independent-minded candidate who has cast votes for Ross Perot and Ron Paul. He is a former judge, real estate attorney, Senior Lecturer for the University of Missouri, corporate counsel, and Director at the St. Louis Board of REALTORS. He supports Ron-Paul politics, advocating smaller government, abolishment of irresponsible spending, and a ban on unnecessary governmental intrusion into the private lives of citizens.

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Carter is an Independent-minded candidate who has cast votes for Ross Perot and Ron Paul. He is a former judge, real estate attorney, Senior Lecturer for the University of Missouri, corporate counsel, and Director at the St. Louis Board of REALTORS. He supports Ron-Paul politics, advocating smaller government, abolishment of irresponsible spending, and a ban on unnecessary governmental intrusion into the private lives of citizens.
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