Webster Groves native and De Smet graduate Randy Jotte is throwing his hat in the ring for the Republican nomination in Missouri's newly redrawn second congressional district.
He plans to officially announce his candidacy in a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park in Chesterfield.
Jotte joins former RNC Co-Chair Ann Wagner and Attorney Ed Martin, both of whom have been in the race for months. The seat is being left vacant by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, who is running for the U.S. Senate.
Jotte, a 1978 graduate of , is an emergency physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.
He served as a councilman from 2002 and 2008. Most recently, he ran unsuccessfully for spots in the Missouri General Assembly and St. Louis County Council.
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