Sunday, April 19, 2009

Add Another Candidate to the 7th

Iraq war veteran and Springfield economics professor Jeff Wisdom is expected to announce his candidacy to seek the Republican nomination for Roy Blunt's Congressional seat Tuesday.
In an e-mail to reporters Sunday evening, Wisdom announced four 7th District campaign kick-off rallies on Tuesday, beginning in Point Lookout and ending in Bolivar.

The release describes the 39-year-old Wisdom as a 10-year Ozarks resident who served in Iraq and now works as an economics professor at Ozarks Technical Community College. His undergraduate degrees are in economics and political science. His graduate degrees are in business/economics and education. The release also says Wisdom attends Wesley United Methodist Church in Springfield.

HERE is an article that the University of Arkansas wrote about Wisdom leaving to serve in Iraq.

His campaign kick-off schedule Tuesday is as follows:
  • 1 p.m. Keeter Center, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo.
  • 2:30 p.m. Shoney's Restaurant, Ozark, Mo.
  • 4 p.m. The Library Center, Springfield, Mo.
  • 7 p.m. Simon B's Bolivar, Mo.
Future rallies will be held in Barry, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton and Stone counties, according to the release.

Wisdom will become the third official Republican candidate to enter the race. Auctioneer Billy Long and State Sen. Jack Goodman have already announced their candidacies. Convoy of Hope President Hal Donaldson has launched an exploratory committee. Nixa alderman Kevin Elmer is likely to jump into the race, possibly as early as next month.

1 comment:

Busplunge said...

Will OTC let his keep his position?