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Steelman Seeks to Empower People

January 28th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

Alan Lewis Gerstenecker, EditorWhen State Treasurer Sarah Steelman agreed months ago to be the keynote speaker at the Rolla Chapter of the NAACP banquet held Saturday, she had no idea how the recent turn of events in Jefferson City would affect her.

Earlier Saturday, in the familiarity of her brother’s home in Springfield, Steelman announced her gubernatorial candidacy. The announcement came just four days after Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt said he would not seek a second term.

Speaking to a room of about 100 people Saturday evening at Missouri S&T’s Havener Center, Steelman, a Republican, spoke of optimism for Missourians and empowering people.

“A lot has happened in the last few days, and I suppose it was fate that brought me back to Rolla to speak before such a great organization,” said Steelman addressing the group at its 19th annual banquet. Read more…

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