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Elect James CordreyThe Primary Election Is Over

Union, MO, August 8, 2018 First, James Cordrey would like to extend congratulations to the Labor Community on their defeat of Proposition A! In Franklin County, by a margin of 13,955 votes, Proposition A was voted down by 73.19% of the county, putting us ahead of the State’s average which was 67.46%.

This issue was last on the ballot in 1978, and it failed then with 60% of the vote. Missourians have shown a resounding mandate to our State Legislature: Right To Work is wrong for Missouri.

Additionally, James Cordrey congratulates John Simmons on his successful primary campaign. Looking forward to a strong conversation about the roll of Government in Franklin County, and understanding that the citizens of the 109th deserve to have a full and complete understanding of where their candidates stand on the issues, the Elect James Cordrey campaign would like to propose a series of debates on the following topics:

  1. Economy and Poverty
  2. Education
  3. Healthcare
  4. Environment
  5. Infrastructure

These debates could be held as a series of town hall events, or with a moderator. Times and Locations can be worked out between the two campaigns.

James Cordrey would also like to extend his congratulations to Mr. Oreskovic, and Mr. Juergens for their campaigns as well. Their decision to stand behind the people in the 109th district in defeating Proposition A was admirable, in staunch disagreement with the Republican Party Leadership and Platform. They truly understand what it means to put the citizens first. That is not only commendable, but a true act of leadership, and worthy of thanks.

James Cordrey is the Democratic candidate for the 109th district. He faces John Simmons in the general election which is being held on November 6th, 2018. James Cordrey is endorsed by Leap Forward, the United Auto Workers Union, and has received a COPE endorsement from the St. Louis Labor Council.

Get Your Grill OnPress Release

Get Your Grill On!

“I’m ready to work for you.”

Union, MO, May 1, 2018:  For the month of May, the Elect James Cordrey Campaign will be holding a raffle fundraiser. The grand prize? A sit-down dinner, grilled by the Candidate: James Cordrey. He and his Fiancee will invite the winner over for a dinner of their choosing, and grill it for them while discussing the issues they feel are important in
Franklin County.

This raffle is open to anyone – there will be many rewards released as milestones are unlocked. The first four milestones are at $25, $50, $75, and $100. For every $1 donated, participants will receive a ticket. So if you donate $27, you will receive 27 entries into the raffle.
Donations are currently being accepted through ACT Blue, or by Check.

You can find details about both of these on the Elect James Cordrey website.

“I’m ready to start working for you.”

Union, MO, February 22, 2018:  After a lot of introspection and long conversations with family and friends, James Cordrey has decided to throw his hat into the ring for the open 109th State Representative race.

Cordrey has deep roots in the Franklin county area. Although he was born in Arizona, his family has been in Franklin County for several generations. He lived briefly in Union, and then Hermann, when his mother moved back to Missouri to be closer to family. Though he has lived in many different parts of Missouri, (Forsyth, Bolivar, Springfield) and even other states, (Florida, New York) none of them felt like home. So in 2016, when tasked with finding a place to live, James and his fiancé picked Union.

“Originally, we picked it because of the distance between my work and her work – we would both have equal drives. It helped that I have family in the area, but that wasn’t the main reason we picked Union. But once here, I just fell in love with the place. Franklin county is gorgeous, Union is one of the nicest towns I’ve ever lived in. You feel a sense of family and community here. It’s definitely a place where you can build a great life.”

Although he’s very dedicated to his bowling league, (Oasis Lanes, every Thursday night; you should stop by to say “Hi!”) he feels that there’s a lot he can do to cultivate the potential in the 109th district. “We have a lot of natural beauty and potential here; but our population isn’t growing the way it should be. If given the chance to serve, I would want to focus on higher paying jobs, new industry, education, and improving our roads. I know that sounds like a lot of work, because it is. I’m not going to promise that all of it is possible, but I think these are priorities for the people around here. Representatives work for the people, and I’m ready to work for the people of the 109th.”

James Cordrey is a software developer for KnowledgeLake Inc. located in Creve Coeur. He is currently working on attaining a BS in Software Engineering from Western Governor’s University. He lives in Union with his fiancé, Elgin Wilson. If you would like to meet James and get to know him better, you can attend his campaign launch event at the Library Center in Union, MO. It will be March 3rd, from noon to 2PM. Light refreshments will be served while he listens to members of the community talk about issues that are important to them.

The 109th district is made up of Boles, Clover Bottom, Gray Summit, Labadie, Union, Villa Ridge, and portions of Washington.

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