Jay Nixon on Principles & Values

Missouri Democratic Governor

Our legacy is measured by lasting impact on our communities

One year ago, many of us gathered in St. Louis to mourn the loss of an icon--Missouri's adopted son, Stan Musial. He was known to say, "Every day you put this jersey on, it's a privilege."

The same can be said for all of us in this room. Every day when you put that pin on your lapel, and enter these doors to do the people's business, it's a privilege. And with that privilege comes responsibility. It's easy to get caught up in the controversy of the hour. Or the latest tweet. But we must be bigger than that, because the work we do here is very, very real [to Missourians]. And their state government has been with them every step of the way -because that's what we do. That's why we serve. We're here to make a difference for those who work hard and need a hand--often times for people we'll never meet. Because the legacy we leave will not be measured by votes on Election Day or back-slaps in these hallways--it will be measured by the lasting impact we have on the communities we serve.

Source: 2014 State of the State Address to Missouri legislature , Jan 21, 2014

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Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D) vs.Bevin(R)
LA: Vitter(R) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D)
MS: Bryant(R) vs.Slater(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R)
OR: Brown(D)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
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