Dogan Announces Candidacy For State Rep

Ballwin Alderman Shamed Dogan announced today that he plans to run for State Representative as a Republican in Missouri’s 98th District and has established a fundraising committee, Citizens for Dogan. “I am running because I’m tired of Republicans who talk a good game but do little or nothing to promote the values of liberty and smaller government that inspire conservative voters,” Dogan said.

“I have spent most of my life promoting liberty and trying to bring new converts to the cause. My priorities if elected will be to:

1. Do everything in my power to stop the harmful effects of Obamacare on Missourians.
2. Promote the growth of Missouri’s private businesses, NOT its government.
3. Defend the God-given Constitutional rights of all Missourians, including the unborn.

I believe I am the most qualified candidate to represent the values of the 98th District and I look forward to sharing my message with the voters in the district.”

Shamed Dogan was born and raised in North St. Louis County and graduated from Yale University in 2000. He has long been an advocate of conservative values and political causes. In 2002, he worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, conducting opposition research that helped Republicans take back the majority in the U.S. Senate. He then served for three years as a legislative assistant to Senator Jim Talent, where he helped to write federal “Pass with Care” legislation and advised the Senator on transportation, immigration, 2nd Amendment rights, and other issues.

Since 2011, Dogan has served as an alderman representing Ballwin’s 2nd Ward. In that role, he has fought to oppose no-bid contracting and to support greater transparency in city government. He lives in Ballwin with his wife, Sara, and their two children.