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Judy Baker declares candidacy for treasurer


COLUMBIA, Mo. – Months of rumors have been confirmed as former state representative and congressional candidate Judy Baker filed paperwork to form her candidate committee to seek the Democratic nomination for state treasurer.

Judy Baker
Judy Baker

Baker, who served two terms in the state House representing parts of Columbia, is the second Democrat to file for the seat – the other being Pat Contreras of Kansas City. Current state treasurer Clint Zweifel is term-limited.

Baker ran for Congress in 2008, losing in the general to Blaine Luetkemeyer, and also in 2012 for lt. governor, losing in a crowded Democratic primary.

Both Contreras and Baker have held positions within the Obama administration – Contreras within the U.S. State Department and Baker as a regional director of the Department of Health and Human Services.

State Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, is the only declared Republican candidate.