ATTORNEY KEN DUVALL ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY AGAINST INCUMBENT CONSERVATIVE, REP. GARY CROSS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2014

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Early endorsements from elected officials, community leaders for moderate Duvall pave way for close competition against controversial incumbent

Lee’s Summit, MO – Today local attorney Ken Duvall announced his candidacy for State Representative in Missouri’s 35th House District as a Democrat with a wide array of endorsements.

“I’m proud to have received such a tremendous amount of early support,” said Duvall. “Missouri’s 35th District is facing some serious challenges—we need leadership that promotes job growth and government efficiency and quality education, leadership that transcends bitter, needless partisan division. I am looking forward to listening to the many, diverse voices of my neighbors in Missouri’s 35th district and am ready to provide a type of leadership that does not care about Republican or Democrat.”

“I have been very fortunate in the jobs I have had as an attorney,” said Duvall, “both at the Missouri Court of Appeals under Judge Alok Ahuja, who was appointed by Republican Governor Matt Blunt , and at my current job at Berkowitz Oliver with some of the area’s finest attorneys.”

Duvall has received the endorsements of elected officials and business and community leaders such as Hon. Gail McCann Beatty, Hon. Jeremy LaFaver, Hon. John Mayfield, Hon. Tom McDonald, Hon. Kevin McManus, Hon. Judy Morgan, Hon. Jean Peters Baker, Hon. John Rizzo, Hon. Theresa Garza Ruiz, Hon. Joe Runions, Hon. Jay Swearingen, Hon. Crystal Williams, and Garry Kemp, former Business Manager for the Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council. “

Ken has the vision and the experience that business leaders are looking for in their elected leaders,” said Phil Glynn, vice president of Travois, a small business. “From his background as an attorney and his commitment to listening to all of us, Republican and Democrat alike, Ken has shown that he cares more about practical, pro-growth policies than about winning partisan political points.”

“I am honored to have the support of these dedicated public servants, business owners, and community leaders,” said Duvall. “These leaders all share a tireless commitment to the people of Missouri. Their endorsements reinforce that we can work together to bring an innovative, fresh approach to improving our state, regardless of political affiliation.”

"The people in this district do not care about liberal or conservative,” said Duvall, “what they do care about is being represented by someone focused on passing laws that protect and advance their interests instead of laws that score political points but help no one in the real world. My only concern in the house will be to do what’s best for the people on a practical level.”

Ken Duvall’s candidacy is based on the idea that Missouri voters care more about good government and quality leadership than party affiliation and politics as usual. Ken lives with his wife Kelly in Lee’s Summit near Lee’s Summit North High School. Detailed information about Ken’s campaign and background can be found at https://www.facebook.com/duvallformissouri.

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