Current State Senator Kathleen Vinehout is running for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Vinehout has been a member of the State Senate since 2006. Before entering into politics she became a dairy farmer and was a program director at the University of Illinois at Springfield and the Visiting Nurses Association in St. Louis.
Here's a look at gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Vinehout:
Political Background: Vinehout was elected to the State Senate in 2006 and has been re-elected twice since. She was a candidate for governor in the recall election against Gov. Scott Walker in 2012.
City of Residence: Alma
Education: PhD, St. Louis University
Campaign Website: www.kathleenvinehout.org