MISSOURI
     Nov. 8, 2016 Governor
     
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GREITENS
GOVERNOR

VOTE NOVEMBER 8TH


THE MIDDLE CLASS NEEDS A FIGHTER.


"We don't need more empty political rhetoric. We need results - that means banning all gifts from lobbyists, closing the revolving door between legislators and lobbyists, and applying term limits to every statewide elected official. This will be a tough fight. With your help, we will win."

- Eric Greitens
NAVY SEAL. OUTSIDER.

ERICGREITENS.COM

NAVY SEAL. OUTSIDER.

END THE CULTURE OF CORRUPTION
Career politicians have turned our government into a corrupt, do-nothing embarrassment. I will clean up the mess by banning all gifts from lobbyists, closing the revolving door between legislators and special interests, and applying term limits to every statewide elected official.

FIGHT FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS
As Governor, my top priority will be jobs; to help build an economy that creates more private sector paychecks and bigger private sector paychecks.

CREATE GOOD PAYING JOBS
Missouri's job growth ranks far below most other states. We must streamline the process for starting a new business in Missouri and provide incentives for companies to create new jobs.

IMPROVE EDUCATION
We must provide more choices and opportunities for the kids who need it most. I strongly oppose "Common Core" and believe parents and teachers, not Washington bureaucrats, should be in charge of our children's education.

INVESTING IN TRANSPORTATION, ROADS & INFRASTRUCTURE
Too many of Missouri's roads and bridges are being allowed to crumble. I will ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely so that our transportation infrastructure is ready to carry our state forward.

DEFEND OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
As a life member of the NRA and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, I fight back against anyone who threatens to take away the gun rights of law-abiding Missourians.

SUPPORT OUR POLICE Ei FIREFIGHTERS
Police officers and firefighters should be honored for the hard work they do. As Governor, I'll make sure that they have the training, the equipment, and the support they need to do their job.

REFORM WELFARE
The current welfare system is broken, and instead of lifting people out of poverty, it too often traps them in it. We will implement reforms that allow people to rise up and live out their God-given potential.

CUT SPENDING
I pledge to shrink government, to eliminate waste and fraud, and to act as a budget hawk who looks after your tax dollars.

HONOR OUR VETERANS
Big government is failing our veterans. As Governor, I will make it my mission to make Missouri the best state in America for veterans to live, work, build businesses, and raise their families.

SUPPORT FARMERS & RANCHERS
Federal overreach from agencies like the EPA is hurting family farms. I will fight against crippling regulations, and always side with Missouri agriculture -our state's number one industry.

SIMPLIFY THE TAX CODE
The tax code is too complicated and is rigged to help special interests. It's time to level the playing field for middle class families and small businesses by reforming the tax code and closing the special interest loopholes.


NAVY SEAL. OUTSIDER.

[photo caption] Eric and his wife, Sheena, with their two boys, Joshua and Jacob.

Born and raised in Missouri, Eric Greitens is a husband and father who believes that with the right leadership, our best days are yet to come. He is running for Governor because career politicians and establishment insiders are taking our state in the wrong direction. An outsider and former Navy SEAL, Eric is on a mission to turn Missouri around.

A combat veteran, Eric served four tours of duty overseas, including in Afghanistan and lraq. After coming home, he founded The Mission Continues, a Missouri-based non-profit that helps returning veterans get back on their feet and give back to their communities. In 2014, Fortune Magazine named Eric one of the "World's 50 Greatest Leaders."


Paid for by Greitens for Missouri, Jeff Stuerman, Treasurer
This information does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or Department of Defense.




Biography  [born April 10, 1974]
ericgreitens.com/about

Overview

A combat veteran and Navy SEAL, Eric served four tours of duty overseas, including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. After coming home, he founded The Mission Continues, a Missouri-based non-profit that helps returning veterans get back on their feet and give back to their communities. In 2014, Fortune Magazine named Eric one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.”

  • Early Life
    Eric was born and raised in Missouri. His mom, Becky, was an early childhood special education teacher and his dad, Rob, worked for the Department of Agriculture. He grew up with two younger brothers, Marc and Aaron.
    Eric attended Missouri public schools. He loved playing baseball and soccer and running, and got his first job when he was in elementary school. In 1992, Eric graduated from Parkway North High School.
  • 1992-1996
    Eric earned a scholarship to Duke University, where he took up boxing. He also took his first overseas trip to China, where he studied kung fu and taught English to students who had protested at Tiananmen Square.
    In college, Eric also participated in humanitarian missions overseas. He worked with orphaned children in Bosnia, with Rwandan children and families who survived the genocide, and with children of the street in Bolivia.
  • 1996-2000
    Eric earned a scholarship to Oxford University. There he continued to work overseas with children and families in hardship, including in one of Mother Teresa’s homes for the destitute and dying in India and an orphanage in Albania. He wrote his dissertation about how leaders and communities can come together to help children and families in situations of extreme hardship, poverty, and war.
    Eric was also a champion boxer: a two-time Oxford Blue and a gold medalist at the BUSA National Boxing Championships.
  • 2001-2002
    Both of Eric’s grandfathers served in the military in World War II. Inspired by them, and with a desire to serve his country, Eric entered the Navy on January 20, 2001. After graduating from Officer Candidate School, Eric received orders to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (the basic SEAL training often referred to as BUD/S), and reported for duty.
    On September 11th, 2001, Eric was in training during the terrorist attacks on the United States. He was in BUD/S Class 237, the first class that would go through every phase of training knowing that they were going to fight for America in the war against terrorism.
  • 2003 - 2004
    Eric served in Afghanistan with a counterterrorism US Special Operations Special Mission Unit.
    Eric led 20 men and served as the commander of a Mark V Special Operations Craft Detachment in Southeast Asia.
  • 2005
    Eric served as the commander of Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Manda Bay. He led 35 men in a Joint Special Operations Task Unit in the Horn of Africa.
    President George W. Bush selected Eric to serve as a White House Fellow, where he assisted with the rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina.

  • 2006 - 2007
    Eric deployed for his fourth tour of duty in the Global War on Terrorism. As a Navy SEAL serving in Fallujah, Eric served as the commander of an Al-Qaeda Targeting Cell. His team was responsible for going after mid- to senior-level Al-Qaeda leaders.
    While serving in Iraq, Eric’s team was hit by a suicide truck bomb. He was able to return to full duty 72 hours later, but many of his friends were hurt far worse than he was.
    When Eric returned home, he visited with his wounded friends and went to Bethesda Naval Hospital. Inspired by the courage of his fellow veterans, he donated his combat pay to found The Mission Continues, so that he could help his fellow veterans live lives of purpose, productivity, dignity, and meaning here at home.
    Eric received the Combat Action Ribbon, the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq.
  • 2008
    Eric continued his military service in the reserves at Special Operations Command.
    President Bush personally presented Eric with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his inspiring national leadership working with wounded and disabled veterans.
  • 2009 - 2010
    Eric builds The Mission Continues into one of the nation’s leading organizations to help veterans. Major League Baseball names him an “All-Star Among Us.”
  • 2011 - 2014
    Eric continued to build The Mission Continues into one of the nation’s leading organizations, helping veterans to start their own businesses, find quality jobs, and serve their communities.
    On August 7, 2011, Eric married his wife, Sheena.
    Ten years into his service in the US Navy, Lieutenant Commander Greitens was selected by the Association of the United States Navy as the Navy Reserve Officer of the Year.
    In recognition of his contributions to this generation of veterans, in 2013, TIME Magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
    In July of 2014, Eric and Sheena welcomed their first son, Joshua.
    In 2014, Fortune Magazine named Eric as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.
  • Present
    On September 26, 2015, Eric announced his campaign for Governor of Missouri.
    In June of 2016, Eric and Sheena welcomed their second son, Jacob.