All statewide officeholders in Missouri would be limited to eight years in office, under legislation pre-filed in the State Senate.
The Governor and State Treasurer are the only statewide office holders in Missouri limited to two four-year terms. The rest – Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and State Auditor – can run for re-election as often as they want. The measure is sponsored by State Senator Brad Lager (R, Savannah), who is also running for Lt. Governor.
Northwest Missouri state Senator Brad Lager has moved quickly to take advantage of an opening in the lieutenant governor's race.
The Savannah Republican announced his candidacy for the state's No. 2 executive on Monday, just days after Republican House Speaker Steven Tilley announced he was dropping out of the lieutenant governor's race.
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