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State Representative Kurt Bahr announces bid for St. Charles County Director of Elections

 St. Charles, MO — State Representative Kurt Bahr announces today that he has filed to be a candidate for St. Charles County Director of Elections.  Bahr will use his 8 years of experience in Jefferson City to serve at home in St. Charles County.  Focusing on the accuracy of voter rolls and the security of the election process, Bahr stresses the importance of using paper ballots that cannot be hacked and restoring the public’s confidence in the integrity of the voting process.

 Representative Bahr explained, “As an Air Force officer and then a State Representative, I have learned that supporting the Constitution includes fully utilizing the rights it recognizes, such as voting, as much as it includes protecting those rights from infringement.  I look forward to serving the people of my home county by ensuring their right to vote is protected with accuracy, security and integrity.”

 As a State Representative, Bahr was instrumental in passing the 2016 Voter ID Act. As Chairman of the House General Administration Appropriations Committee, Bahr ensured that the implementation of the Voter ID bill was fully funded. “We need to ensure that everyone who is legally allowed to vote gets to vote.  It is just as critical to prevent those who can’t legally vote from polluting the election results. This was the purpose of the new voter ID law and it is vital to the integrity of our electoral system,” said Rep. Bahr.   

The former Speaker of the House of Missouri, Tim Jones said, “Kurt Bahr impressed me with his tireless efforts when he sponsored and passed the bill to eliminate Common Core from Missouri.  He worked with both sides of the aisle and in both chambers to reach a solution that was good policy and good for our students.  His character, competence, and conviction will serve the people of St. Charles County well as their next Director of Elections.”