Democrat Ben Samuels Announces Campaign for Congress in MO-02

Missourians need a leader in Congress to end Washington dysfunction, work with both parties, and get people back to work.

Creve Coeur, MO – Today, businessperson, economic policy expert, and sixth-generation Missourian Ben Samuels announced his campaign for Congress in Missouri’s Second Congressional District. 

Following the family tradition of entrepreneurs in St. Louis, Ben started his career in business, working at a start-up that was later acquired by Mastercard. But inspired by his family’s long-standing commitment to giving back to their community, and concerned about the direction the country was headed, Ben turned to public service. At the City of Chicago, he worked on initiatives to help government run more efficiently and save taxpayer money. Later, Ben was an adviser to Governor Charlie Baker in Massachusetts, where he led an economic recovery initiative after the pandemic hit. Ben also coordinated a bipartisan coalition of 13 governors on a joint initiative to invest in clean energy technology, fight climate change, create thousands of jobs, and improve transportation infrastructure. After the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Ben decided we need more leaders, with his experience of bipartisan work to move our country forward.

Samuels made the following statement: “Missourians need a leader in Congress to end Washington dysfunction, work with both parties, and get people back to work. I have firsthand experience bringing together Democrats and Republicans to create real change that will improve people’s lives.  I look forward to campaigning over the next year and a half and fighting for our community.”

“I was motivated to run by the attack on the Capitol on January 6th. I was shocked by the failure of Congressional Republicans, like Ann Wagner, to stand up to this assault on our Democracy. We need a Representative in Congress that will put country before party and end Washington dysfunction.”

Ben Samuels is a businessperson, an economic policy expert, and a bipartisan problem-solver running for Congress in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District. Samuels is a sixth generation Missourian and comes from a long line of St. Louis entrepreneurs and civic leaders, including his grandmother Kit, who started her own travel agency, and his great-great grandfather Edward, who opened a small shoe shop, Samuels Shoe Company, in St. Louis in 1914.

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