KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chief prosecutor in one of Missouri’s largest counties says she wants to be the next chairwoman of the Missouri Democratic Party.
The Kansas City Star reports that Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Wednesday that she would stay on as prosecutor if she’s picked to lead the Democrats. The election for Democratic chair will be Dec. 1 in Jefferson City.
Peters Baker said in a message on Twitter that the party needs to start working on strategy and candidate recruitment for the 2020 elections.
Peters Baker was appointed prosecutor in May 2011 and first elected the following year. She says she plans to seek re-election in 2020.