Governor candidate stops in Maryville

Nicole Galloway, Democratic candidate for Missouri governor, stopped in Maryville on Wednesday as part of a statewide tour that included several stops in rural north Missouri. In her remarks to the crowd gathered at Sunrise Park, Galloway criticized Gov. Mike Parson’s response to COVID-19 in particular, saying that his policies have led to Missouri’s high rates of the virus and related deaths. “The question is, will we rebuild in a way that helps working people get back on their feet — helps you get back on your feet — or will we continue to ignore science?” Galloway said. “And distract? And rebuild only for wealthy special interests? I am running for governor to put Jefferson City back on the side of working families.”