Susan Redden: Democrat state treasurer candidate makes stop in Joplin

A former U.S. diplomat now running for Missouri state treasurer on Friday was in Joplin to meet with Southwest Missouri Democrats.

Pat Contreras, of Kansas City, was on hand at a Democrat mixer that was put on in conjunction with the Democrats' Eleanor Roosevelt Days banquet on Saturday night.

Read more

Missouri Times July 2015 Tip Sheet

Former State Department Official Pat Contreras 

A fresh newcomer on the Missouri political scene, he has an impressive resume and is coalescing several endorsements in his race.

Read more

Missouri Viewpoints Interview with Pat Contreras

See Pat Contreras talking about his race for Missouri State Treasurer on Missouri Viewpoints

Read more

Missouri Times Profile

Saint Louis, Mo. — In 2016, Missourians will be asked to elect a president, a governor, a senator, an attorney general, and most of the general assembly. Given the stakes and the turnout normally found in a presidential year election, it’s hard to imagine a down-ticket race attracting too much attention. 

Read more

Mayor Sly James Endorses Pat Contreras

“Pat is exactly who the Democrats need on the statewide ticket.” — Kansas City Mayor Sly James on Tuesday endorsing another Kansas Citian, Pat Contreras, for Missouri treasurer.

Read more

Pat Contreras, State Department Official to Run for Missouri Treasurer

Kansas City native has served in Obama and Bush Administrations


KANSAS CITY – Pat Contreras, a Kansas City native who has served both in the Obama and Bush administrations as a U.S. State Department diplomat, today filed paperwork to run for Missouri Treasurer as a Democrat in the 2016 election.  Pat will be rolling out his campaign over the coming weeks with a formal announcement planned for this summer.

Read more