Maryland Heights, MO – State Sen. Jill Schupp will officially kick off her campaign for Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday, March 8, at CWA 6300 Hall at 2258 Grissom Dr.
Schupp, who is challenging anti-worker Republican incumbent Ann Wagner in the suburban St. Louis district that takes in parts of St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties, will host volunteers and supporters from across the district as she launches her campaign to put middle-class and working families first by:
- Increasing access to affordable health care.
- Lowering prescription drug prices.
- Making our schools more safe.
- Creating an economy that works for all of us.
Cort VanOstran, who came within four points of defeating Wagner in 2018, will be among the speakers at the event.
A CHAMPION FOR WORKING FAMILIES
A champion for working families in the Missouri Senate, and previously in the Missouri House, Schupp says “People in suburban St. Louis have told me over and over that they want someone who is fighting and standing up for them. I am that person and that’s why I’m running.”
Schupp is one of few Missouri Democrats to win a high-profile race in the last several election cycles. In 2014, she narrowly defeated Republican Jay Ashcroft in the 24th State Senate District, which had been held by a Republican.
Schupp said Organized Labor played a “huge role” in that victory in a race that was about “working families and making sure middle-class families don’t continue to get squeezed.
“They were there from the beginning,” Schupp said of Labor’s involvement in the race. “They were there with money and boots on the ground, moving furniture, planting signs and making calls on their own time.”
A similar ground game will likely be needed to defeat Wagner.
Before her election to the Missouri House in 2008, Schupp served on the Ladue School Board and the Creve Coeur City Council.
For information about her campaign, visit jillschupp.com.