Army Veteran Yinka Faleti is Democratic Nominee for Missouri Secretary of State

(St. Louis, MO)...On March 31st, Yinka Faleti became the Democratic nominee for Missouri Secretary of State. Faleti is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, a U.S. Army veteran, a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and a former state prosecutor and nonprofit executive. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Ronke, and their four children.


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Yinka Faleti Statement on Secretary Ashcroft's Failure to Protect Missouri Voters

"Along with so many other Missourians, I am completely underwhelmed by Jay Ashcroft's appearance in the governor's COVID-19 update today.


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Statement on Missouri Governor’s Executive Order Delaying Municipal Elections

On March 18, the Governor and Secretary of State of Missouri announced they will postpone the April 7 elections to June 2. Democratic Candidate for Missouri Secretary of State Yinka Faleti made the following statement:


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Faleti For Missouri Campaign Hires Forrest Richardson as Campaign Manager

(ST. LOUIS)...On March 18, the Faleti For Missouri Campaign announced the hire of Forrest Richardon as Campaign Manager. Forrest is a Missouri native.


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Yinka Faleti Calls on State of Missouri to Decrease COVID-19 Risks by Offering Emergency Vote-By-Mail

(St. Louis, MO)...On March 12, 2020, Yinka Faleti, Democratic Candidate for Missouri Secretary of State, called on the State of Missouri to offer an option for voters to mail in or drop off a hand-marked paper ballot for all elections if the governor declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 or any other outbreak of infectious disease or natural disaster.


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Statement on Failure of Missouri Secretary of State to Report Precinct-Level Primary Election Data

“The Missouri Secretary of State has an extraordinarily important responsibility - to ensure and protect the right to vote. Jay Ashcroft has again shown today that he is not interested in that responsibility,” said Conner Kerrigan, a spokesman for the Faleti for Missouri campaign.


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Army Veteran Yinka Faleti Files Candidacy for Secretary of State

(Jefferson City)...On February 25th, Yinka Faleti filed his candidacy for Missouri Secretary of State as a Democrat. Yinka served in the United States Army, deploying to Kuwait after September 11 in response to the attack on our country. He served on active duty for over six years before transitioning to civilian life and studying at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.


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Faleti For Missouri Campaign Hires Conner Kerrigan as Communications and Operations Manager

(ST. LOUIS)...On February 10, the Faleti for Missouri Campaign announced they have hired Conner Kerrigan as their Communications and Operations Manager. He most recently served as Communications Director for Empower Missouri, a statewide advocacy non-profit.


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Yinka in The Missouri Times

Yinka Faleti still remembers his first trial as a prosecutor, helping an 11-year-old boy open up and get justice after his teacher had been showing him pornography in the classroom. That was a driving force, Faleti said, for his service-minded career.


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Yinka in St. Louis Today

A political newcomer from St. Louis wants to challenge Republican Jay Ashcroft for the Missouri secretary of state’s post.


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Yinka in The Kansas City Star

Democrat Yinka Faleti, a former nonprofit executive, prosecutor and Army officer who has never before sought public office, has joined the race to take on Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in 2020.


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Yinka in The Business Journals

Yinka Faleti, a former prosecutor, nonprofit executive and leader of Forward Through Ferguson, is eyeing a run for Missouri secretary of state.


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Yinka Faleti is the Democratic Nominee for Missouri Secretary of State. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he immigrated to the United States at the age of seven, arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport. Yinka’s story is one that is inspiring and truly an American dream come true.

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Yinka's story is an inspiring American dream come true. Yinka immigrated from Lagos, Nigeria to the U.S. at the age of seven; became a U.S. citizen; earned an appointment to and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point; and served as a combat arms U.S. Army officer in tank units in two back-to-back overseas deployments to Kuwait--the second deployment in response to 9/11. Washington University Law School brought Yinka to Missouri. He worked in private practice at a global law firm, followed by service as a state prosecutor before serving as a senior VP at United Way. He then led as the second executive director of the nonprofit founded by the Ferguson Commission, Forward Through Ferguson.


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