JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – John Brunner today announced the endorsement of Major General James E. Livingston, USMC, (Ret). Maj. Gen. Livingston is a Medal of Honor recipient who served active duty in the United States Marine Corps for 33 years. The Medal of Honor is the highest honor awarded by the military.
The announcement follows the endorsement of Julius Schweich. Schweich, father of the late State Auditor and Gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich, served 31 years in the Air Force and Air Force Reserve. Among Schweich’s awards include the Missouri Meritus Service Award and the Distinguished Service Medal. Schweich retired in 1987 as Deputy Chief of Staff of the Missouri Air National Guard.
“I am incredibly honored to have the support of Maj. Gen. Livingston.” Brunner said. “As a fellow Marine I have the utmost respect for his service to our country and am grateful for the opportunity to earn the endorsement of this true American hero. We share a common vision of more freedom and less government, and restoring America one state at a time with tested and proven conservative leadership.”
Announcing his support, Maj. Gen. Livingston said, “John Brunner is a man of the highest integrity and character. John is a principled conservative leader with four decades of military and executive leadership experience to go in and get the job done. I am extremely confident he is the right man at the right time to lead Missouri. I’m proud to endorse John and look forward to helping him become Missouri’s next Governor.”
Brunner, a former Marine, plans to announce additional endorsements and a “Veterans Advisory Council” in December.