Secretary of State Candidate Will Kraus made a stop in Boonville on Monday – meeting with people and telling them of his campaign. Kraus was accompanied by Rep. Dave Muntzel who supports Kraus and his candidacy.

Secretary of State Candidate Will Kraus made a stop in Boonville on Monday – meeting with people and telling them of his campaign. Kraus was accompanied by Rep. Dave Muntzel who supports Kraus and his candidacy.
Kraus visited the Cooper County Courthouse where he talked with the county commission and other county government office holders. He told them that, if elected, he wants to stop voter fraud and ensure integrity at the voting booth. Furthermore, he wants to cut burdensome regulations to grow the economy and create jobs. Restoring trust in government by upholding the highest ethical standards is a cornerstone of his platform.
For 23 years, Kraus served his country, which included 13 months in Iraq. He is currently in the Missouri National Guard. He has served in the Missouri House and currently serves in the Senate.
Kraus helped sponsor the first bill in 90 years that provided a tax cut as a senator. He is also proud of the fact that he sponsored a bill to make it easy for deployed personnel to vote in elections.
Kraus began his campaign in 2014 after reports of voter fraud. These reports sparked outrage, especially when he believed more could be done to deter it.
“I have always been very keen on election law and I thought that we needed someone to root out election fraud in the process,” Kraus said.
Kraus was a frontrunner in deriving a bill that would make it easier for the state to prosecute voter fraud. For example, Kraus said that the state investigated an instance where a dog voted.
While Kraus is a Sedalia native, he has visited Cooper County countless times.
“I enjoy talking to people across the state regarding photo identification and wasteful spending. It was a pleasure coming back to Cooper County and talking to residents about the topics that are important to them,” he said.
Muntzel highly praised Kraus and supports his efforts in becoming the next Secretary of State.
“During the four years since I have been at the capitol, I have gotten to know Will. I think with his common sense and growing up in Central Missouri gives him a good background for this job,” Muntzel said.