Missouri Lt. Governor Candidate Alissia Canady Featured in Essence Magazine

Attempting to Make History, Canady would be the First Black Elected Official to Statewide Office in Missouri


Canady Sets Forth Bold Transformation Agenda Aimed at Investing in Human Capital

KANSAS CITY, MO – With the August 4 primary election quickly approaching, Missouri Lieutenant Governor candidate Alissia Canady is attempting to make history as the first Black person to ever be elected to Missouri statewide office. Canady tells Essence Magazine that she’s not only ready for radical change, but also wants to be the person to make it happen.


Canady’s transformation agenda is centered on addressing gun violence, investing in quality education and strengthening the economy. To enact this level of change, Canady believes it’s time to shift the narrative and push for leadership that understands how important it is to invest in human capital, starting with children.


“I want to change the narrative about what it takes to be successful as a candidate,” Missouri Lt. Governor candidate Alissa Canady said. “I think that’s more important than anything because we need more people like me and other Black women who have stepped forward to get in this space. It can be very intimidating, but there’s room for us. We just have to have the confidence to step in and occupy space.”


Prior to COVID-19 and George Floyd’s murder, Canady recognized 2020 as an opportune time to work on and address issues of systemic racism. Holding to this mindset, Canady is prepared to deal with the social and emotional issues that many Americans are facing as a result of the virus and the Black Lives Matter movement.


While campaigning amid a pandemic has posed challenges, like the leader she is, Canady has simply rolled with the punches and used the opportunity to develop her skills at effective engagement in an increasingly digital world.


During the August 4 primary, Canady hopes to garner support from Missourians that are ready for bold, culturally competent leadership. She is experienced and prepared to address the pressing issues in Missouri with conviction and confidence. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 with social distancing and COVID safety precautions in place.


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Alissia Canady: Proven Leadership for Millions of Missourians


Canady has committed much of her professional career to advancing a social and economic agenda benefiting millions of Missourians.


As Assistant Prosecutor in Jackson County, Canady earned a reputation as a proven advocate for victims, gained substantial trial experience and led diversion and community justice initiatives. Canady was elected to the City Council of Kansas City in 2015 where she represented the Fifth Council District. While on the City Council, Canady worked to create legislation and policies founded on equity, hope and opportunity for all residents.


To contribute to or join the Canady for Missouri campaign as a volunteer, please visit www.CanadyforMissouri.com.



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