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Former Kansas City Councilwoman Is Running To Bring 'Culturally Competent' Leadership To Missouri

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Former Kansas City Councilwoman Alissia Canady is running to replace Missouri's Republican second-in-command.

The lieutenant governor's office wasn't on Alissia Canady's radar until she was recruited to run but Canady is ready and willing to serve, she said.

Canady criticized the current leadership in Jefferson City, especially on their response to the coronavirus. "Delayed action is costing business owners every day," she said. "The longer it takes for us to contain community spread ... it further delays business getting back to usual."

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.