A freshman legislator from northern Greene county says he's considering a run for secretary of state.
K-S-M-U's Missy Shelton is in Jefferson City and she has the latest.
He's a relatively new face in the capitol building...at least to some who weren't around during the mid 80's when his father Roy Blunt was Secretary of State and he was just a teenager.
Now that teenager's all grown up and at 28 years old, Matt Blunt's starting out as a freshman legislator in the Missouri House just like his grandfather Leroy Blunt did 20 years ago...but Rep Matt Blunt says it's his father's footsteps he might follow.
He's considering making a run for Secretary of State, the office his father held before becoming a United States Congressman.
Rep Matt Blunt says he sees his family ties as beneficial.
Rep Matt Blunt says some people are surprised to discover he might run for Sec of State...after all, he's just staring out, he doesn't have to deal with the reality of term limits yet.
Lieutenant Governor Roger Wilson announced Monday he would not seek re-election.
He says he wants lawmakers who will have to leave office in two years because of term limits to have an opportunity to continue serving the state by becoming lt gov.
Rep Blunt says term limits are not a consideration in his decision.
Rep Blunt says several people though he won't say who approached him about running for Sec of State soon after he won his seat in the House.
And Rep Blunt says as he's pondered what to do he's found encouraging words from many people he's talked to.
Positive feedback or not, Rep Matt Blunt says there are a number of things to consider.
Rep Matt Blunt says he will reach a decision in the next two to three months if not sooner.
We'll have the latest on this and other important issues from the state capitol.
From Jefferson City, I'm Missy Shelton for K-S-M-U.