The Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee announced its support of Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe for Missouri Governor. The endorsement announcement was made on Sept. 12, 2023, at the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, where Kehoe previously served as chairman.
“Mike Kehoe is a true champion for business in our state. As an entrepreneur and a successful small business owner, Kehoe has long been an advocate for economic development efforts to make Missouri more competitive for business growth,” said Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “As a lawmaker, he has helped lead the charge on numerous pro-jobs efforts, including reforming Missouri’s job-crushing legal climate. Kehoe has also been a lead advocate for addressing Missouri’s child care crisis and improving our state’s transportation infrastructure. He has been an outstanding leader for Missouri, and the Missouri Chamber PAC is proud to encourage Missourians to support Mike Kehoe as our next governor.”
Kehoe’s work in public service led the Missouri Chamber to honor him with its highest individual honor, the Missourian in the Arena award, in 2021. As lieutenant governor, Kehoe has promoted Missouri manufacturers and business through the Buy Missouri Program, which has grown to more than 500 members.
“I’m honored to receive the backing of the pro-jobs, pro-business Missouri Chamber PAC,” said Lt. Gov. Kehoe. “Missouri is a great place to do business, and as governor, I will bring a small businessman’s perspective to the office and ensure that we have the most business-friendly climate in the nation.”
“Mike Kehoe is the only candidate in this race that has the necessary experience and skills to protect Missouri businesses and move our state forward,” Mehan said. “The Missouri Chamber PAC will do everything it can from now until election day to help ensure Mike Kehoe is Missouri’s next governor.”
The Missouri Chamber PAC is the political action arm of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Missouri’s largest business association. The Missouri Chamber PAC goes through a rigorous and deliberative candidate endorsement selection process of gubernatorial candidates, which includes analysis of candidate positions on key economic issues and interviews of each candidate.
The Missouri Chamber PAC works to elect pro-jobs, pro-business candidates who support private-sector job creation and economic growth.