Wentzville's Judge Carter Talks Self-Funding His Senatorial Campaign
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
State Senate Candidate Judge Mike Carter Self-Funding Campaign; Will Not Accept Donations for August Primary
"Everyone in St. Charles County knows that banning red-light cameras has been one of my deepest passions; however, many may not know that I've spent tens of thousands of my own dollars to see it through - luckily roughly 73% of St. Charles County voters agreed with me."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- St. Charles Missouri,
Michael E. Carter, Republican candidate for State Senate in the 23rd District of St. Charles County, said his opponents are both too entrapped in a web of special interest campaign cash to represent the taxpayers of Missouri. "While Donald Trump has exposed the corrupting influence of special interest money in national politics, the same buying and selling of politicians goes on right here in Missouri every election. I want voters in the Republican Primary to know that the only people I will owe are the taxpayers of St. Charles County, not millionaires and special interest groups throwing money into the political waters to watch the feeding frenzy of politicians," Carter said.
Carter announced his ZERO STRINGS ATTACHED campaign and his pledge to not accept any campaign donations of any amount for the August primary, period. "My campaign for State Senate will be 100% self-funded. Most politicians may talk about cutting government give-away programs and how there should be more personal responsibility and an end to the culture of entitlement, yet those same politicians go around with their own hands out. The people and groups giving them hundreds of thousands of dollars expect them to vote a certain way and while they say their vote can't be bought, with a wink and nod they always seem to vote just the way their big donors expect them to."
"Everyone in St. Charles County knows that banning red-light cameras has been one of my deepest passions; however, many may not know that I've spent tens of thousands of my own dollars to see it through - luckily roughly 73% of St. Charles County voters agreed with me. Personal responsibility needs to begin with those running for public office. By spending my own money, and only my own money, on this primary campaign, I'm telling the voters of the 23rd District that there are ZERO STRINGS ATTACHED to my campaign. My only responsibility will be to them," explained Carter, adding, "Maybe if the politicians had to spend their own money for a change they would have more respect for how our tax dollars are spent, instead of using our money to pay back their big donors."
Today on the Marc Cox Show, Carter will discuss his self-funded campaign and take questions regarding Dr. and Lawyer Senator Bob Onder's Senate Joint Resolution 39 that recently failed in a house committee.
Mike Carter is currently the Municipal Judge for the City of Wentzville, General Counsel for one of largest employers in St. Charles County, past Director of the St. Louis Association of REALTORS, and former Senior Lecturer at the University of Missouri. He has worked for the Missouri Attorney General's Office in Consumer Protection as well as Missouri's Western
District Court of Appeals. Carter holds both a Juris Doctorate and a Master's Degree in Journalism from MIZZOU. He has helped lead opposition to red-light cameras in Missouri and championed the countywide ban of red-light cameras in St. Charles County. Mr. Carter is married with two children and two family dogs. His family belongs to St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville. Carter's first book is expected to be published in 2016. (MikeCarter.com) Mike@CarterLegal.com
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