Nate Walker announced this morning that the Missouri State Teachers Association Legislative Impact Committee endorsed him for his district three state representative candidacy, according to a press release from his campaign.
“I’m excited because it proves that teachers know from my past actions in the legislature that I’m a strong advocate for education,” Walker said.
The MSTA is the largest education association across the state with more than 44,000 members, according to the press release.
“My opponent has always been endorsed by them in the past, and they chose not to this time,” Walker said. Walker’s opponent for the district three representative spot is Democrat Rebecca McClanahan.
Walker said he is excited about the endorsement.
He said the National Education Association, another teaching organization and competitor for MSTA, decided not to endorse either candidate during this race.
Krista Meyer, MSTA political action manager, said in a press release that Walker is “a pro-education candidate that voters can enthusiastically support.”
For more information on the MSTA’s endorsement, contact Walker’s campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org.