(KANSAS CITY, Mo) Buchanan County Presiding Commissioner Harry Roberts is kicking off his campaign for the Missouri Senate with the endorsement of former Missouri Senator, Governor and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.
Roberts met with workers at JPI Glass in Kansas City Thursday afternoon, bringing jobs to the forefront of his conservative platform.
“I don’t think Jefferson City needs to be more like Washington D.C. I think Jefferson City needs to be more like Platte County and Buchanan County,” Roberts said. “Protection of the citizens and their liberties and infrastructure; those are the two biggest roles a government has. I think if we focus on those, I think businesses will have an opportunity to grow.”
Roberts is hoping to fill the 34th District seat of current Missouri senator Rob Schaaf who has reached his term limit.
“This is an extraordinary individual with a great devotion to principles and values that are important to the defense of the liberties of the people of the state of Missouri,” Ashcroft said. “He is a person who has the right values, and I’m pleased to have the opportunity and privilege to be a part of his campaign.”
Ashcroft said the Roberts campaign offers conservative values he can fully support.
“My wife and I make our home in this state. We want people in the Missouri Senate who endorse those conservative, republican values. That reinforce opportunity; that protect liberty, that make enterprise possible and support a job environment that puts people to work and gives people the opportunity to protect and provide for their families,” Ashcroft said.
Moving forward, Roberts said he plans to keep his campaign to three core principles.
“I intend to take these principles of limited government, controlled spending and keeping taxes low, responsible government to Jefferson City,” Roberts said.
Roberts will face off against fellow Republicans Tony Luetkemeyer and Nick Marshall in the primary election on August 7.