CITY OF ST. LOUIS TREASURER TISHAURA JONES ENDORSES CORT VANOSTRAN FOR CONGRESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 2, 2018

CITY OF ST. LOUIS TREASURER TISHAURA JONES ENDORSES CORT VANOSTRAN FOR CONGRESS

Manchester, MO- Democratic congressional candidate Cort VanOstran announced today that he has earned the endorsement of City of St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones. Treasurer Jones, who previously held office in the Missouri House of Representatives as the first African American and first female Assistant Minority Floor Leader, has served in this position since 2013.

“Our region needs leadership willing to make the tough decisions. If we are serious about a better way forward for St. Louis, we need to elect leaders who will stand for progress,” said Treasurer Jones.

“A strong voice for St. Louis, Treasurer Jones has established herself as a regional leader that is ready to take the most pressing issues facing St. Louis head on. I am honored to have the endorsement of a true champion for progress and justice for our region’s residents,” said VanOstran. “With strong representation here in St. Louis and in Washington, we can effect positive change where St. Louis and the Second Congressional District need it most.”

VanOstran is a lawyer, a teacher, and Democratic candidate for Congress in Missouri’s Second Congressional District.

Treasurer Jones joins a notable list of endorsements, including Missouri State Senator Jill Schupp; Missouri State Representatives Stacey Newman, Tracy McCreery, and Cora Faith Walker; Missouri State Senator Jill Schupp; St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman; former Missouri State Senators Joan Bray and Rita Heard Days; former St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley; former Missouri State Representatives Bill Otto, Jeanne Kirkton, and Susan Carlson; former Mayor of St. Louis Vince Schoemehl; former Chief of Staff to Vice- President Al Gore, Charles Burson; and former candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (MO-2) Kelli Dunaway.

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