Monday, October 29, 2012

Teamster state treasurer up for re-election in Missouri

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Clint Zweifel, a Democrat who was elected State Treasurer in 2008, was elected a Missouri State Representative in 2002 and served as Education and Research Director at Local 688 in St. Louis prior to that.

“Growing up in a union household, I witnessed firsthand the entry point to the middle class that labor has provided for many American families,” Zweifel said. “I understand the importance of a strong middle class and the need to grow opportunities for middle-class families.”

Zweifel said he has focused on helping working families as treasurer.

“We partnered with small businesses and farms on more than $1 billion in low-interest loans that helped create jobs and grow our economy,” he said. “Through increased efficiencies and private partnership, we provided opportunities for families to save more money for college through matching funds and better program performance. As a commitment to working families, I continue to look for ways to make government more efficient, accountable and transparent so it works better for them.”