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Missouri lieutenant governor candidate Alissia Canady

Alissia Canady is a Kansas City attorney and the Democratic nominee for Missouri lieutenant governor in the November general election
Credit: Alissia Canady

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alissia Canady is a Kansas City attorney and the Democratic nominee for Missouri lieutenant governor in the November general election.

Campaign website: canadyformissouri.com

She is running against Republican incumbent Mike Kehoe, Green Party Candidate Kelley Dragoo and Libertarian Candidate Bill Slantz.

According to her biography on her campsite website, Canady graduated from Kansas City Public Schools and bought her first home at age 18 with money she made after working eight hours every day after class. She worked full time in Missouri while studying for the Missouri Bar exam and then worked as assistant prosecutor in Jackson County.

Canady's platform lists a "three-point transformation agenda": combatting violence in Missouri cities, addressing health disparities and promoting education and economic development.

"At a time when our state and nation are paralyzed by the pandemic, the need for decisive, capable and compassionate leadership is more important than ever," her campaign website reads.

Canady served as a Kansas City councilperson in 2015 and returned to private law practice after completing her term. She continues to serve as the Chair of the Kansas City TIF Commission.