Tuesday, June 09, 2009

VIDEO: Elmer Launches State House Bid

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Attorney, architect and alderman Kevin Elmer launches his campaign for the 141st House seat in Nixa, promising to fight for fiscal discipline and individual freedoms in Jefferson City.
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*WATCH CLIPS OF ELMER'S KICK-OFF ABOVE*
To kick off his speech, Elmer makes reference to former state treasurer Sarah Steelman, who attended the event: "I could see in her eyes, she's like . . shining. It's like . . another campaign."
Mentions Congressional candidate Billy Long, as a "fine candidate," along with plenty of other fine candidates running to replace Roy Blunt in the 7th Congressional district.
ON POLICY:
"Being fiscally conservative means when you're up in Jefferson City and you're making decisions and doing those bills, you're always thinking about where that dollars comes from before you agree to spend every bit of it," Elmer said.
"People say well if you repeal the helmet law, that increases cost for these things -- that's the critics that say something against it -- What's the cost of taking away a person's freedoms?," Elmer said.
Elmer was elected to Nixa's Board of Aldermen in April 2008. He won that race for three votes. For months, he considered a Congressional bid himself, but after surveying his resources and his chances, he settled on a State House run.

BELOW: PALACE INTRIGUE
SPOTTED: STEELMAN & LONG HAVING A CONVERSATION

When approached, the two politicos scattered in opposite directions.

"This is Kevin's event," Long said, signaling he wasn't interested in attention.

*WATCH BRIEF CLIPS BELOW*


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