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The Sumner County Democratic Party is proud to welcome Jason Kander to Gallatin on April 22 at the beautiful Gallatin Farmer's Market.

Kander, is perhaps best known for his 2016 US Senate campaign ad "Background Checks," which has been praised as one of the best ads of the past election cycle. Kander is also the founder of Let America Vote, an organization that fights voter suppression laws that disproportionately impact people based on their race or ethnicity, gender, age, or income.

Kander was born on May 4, 1981, in Overland Park, Kansas and attended American University. After 9/11, he enlisted in the Army National Guard. While earning his law degree at Georgetown University, he earned his commission in the Army. After completing his law degree, he volunteered for a tour in Afghanistan. When he returned home, Kander took a position as an instructor at the Missouri Army National Guard's Officer Candidate School at Fort Leonard Wood. In 2010, Kander was named one of 10 finalists for the Army Reserve Association's Maj. Gen. Strom Thurmond Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Award. He was discharged honorably at the rank of Captain in 2011.

Starting in 2008, he served in the Missouri House of Representatives and was elected Missouri Secretary of State in 2012. In 2016, he narrowly lost in a race for US Senate in a state that President Trump won by 19 points. Despite his loss, he is considered by many as a "rising star" in Democratic politics.

Tickets are $20 per person and are available at the door. Light refreshments will be served. The Gallatin Farmer's Market is located at 160 W Franklin St. Doors open at 4 p.m. For information, email lassante@yahoo.com or call (615) 512-6297

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