The Argus: Get ready for a political upset in November 2024 as a young candidate hurdles onto the ballot, bringing a fresh perspective to politics.

Jared Young clears the hurdle today to be on the November 5th ballot for U.S. Senate with the collection and submission of 25,000 petition signatures from registered Missouri voters around the state. Young avoids a primary by running as an Independent in a quest to bring a moderate conservative voice to both the Missouri and national political scenes. With his submission of signatures, he clears the required 10,000 signatures by a comfortable margin and gives hope to the 43% of Missouri voters that claim no affiliation with either of the major parties — voters who want a candidate willing to shed party loyalty in order to do what’s best for our country. 

As announced on April 9, 2024, the petition signatures secure ballot access not only for Young but also for other independent candidates in various state races through the creation of the Better Party. The new party opens a way to field moderate, quality candidates in Missouri not only in this election, but in future elections as well. The documents submitted to the Secretary of State today include ballot access for Young and for one other candidate – Blake Ashby – who will be running for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 1 on the November ballot. 

This article appeared in The Argus on April 25, 2024 — click here for the full story.

Jared Young for Senate