Growing up in rural Missouri, young Crystal Quade often made the trek to help her mom prepare the diner where she worked double or triple shifts waitressing.
They lived on a gravel road, and Crystal was the first in her family to graduate from high school. She worked her way through Missouri State, began her own family — and then became the Democratic Leader of the Missouri House of Representatives.
Crystal is leading our most important fights to restore our abortion rights, standing up to the biggest corporate special interests, and stopping China and Russia from buying up our farmland and squeezing Missouri farmers out.
Now she’s running for Governor to take on extremists like Jay Ashcroft, who will ban abortion forever and give more tax breaks to the wealthiest and most privileged families like the ones they grew up in.