KANSAS CITY, MO (KFVS) - Sikeston native Bev Randles announced Wednesday that she will become a candidate in the 2016 election for Missouri Lieutenant Governor.
Randles, a Republican, made the announcement online via a web video posted to YouTube.
Randles previously served as chairman of the Missouri Club for growth.
Randles was raised in Sikeston. She graduated from Scott County Central High School in 1990.
After getting her undergraduate degree at Murray State University, she graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law.
She joined Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City's largest law firm, where she was a litigator in the firm's National Product Liability Division. She now lives in Kansas City.
"My goal is to continue working on issues that will have a positive impact on the lives of all Missourians, which is why I am running to be Missouri's next Lieutenant Governor," Randles said in the video announcement."My belief is that every Missouri citizen should have the same opportunities to succeed that I have had, no matter what part of the state they are from, no matter what their economic circumstances are, and no matter the color of skin.. "As your next Lieutenant Governor, I pledge to you to work everyday to make that vision a reality for you and your family."
Randles pledged that, if elected, she would set a self-imposed maximum of two terms as lieutenant Governor. As chairman of the Missouri Club for Growth, Randles supported state legislation, including 2015's HCR HJR 24, prohibiting all Missouri statewide elected officials from being elected more than twice.
"I believe, as many of the founders fathers including Franklin, Madison, Adams and Jefferson did, that service in elective offices should be limited," Randles said. "It's important for political parties, as well as elective offices at all levels, to periodically be infused with new people and fresh ideas, and if Missouri's voters elect me as their next Lieutenant Governor, I pledge to serve no more than two terms in that office."
For more information about Bev Randles, visit the campaign's website at www.BevForLG.com.