Missouri attorney general candidate Ed Martin recently joined us in studio for a conversation with KBIA’s Janet Saidi. Martin is the Republican nominee challenging current state Attorney General Chris Koster, the Democrat incumbent. The job description, as described by the Associated Press, includes: defending the state’s laws and policies in court, assisting county prosecutors, investigating consumer fraud cases and looking into violations of the state’s open meetings and records laws.
Martin has worked in private legal practice since 2008. His experience also includes a year as a federal appeals court judicial clerk, and about three years with the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In 2005, Martin worked with the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners, before becoming chief of staff for Missouri Governor Matt Blunt.
In the studio, Martin and Saidi talked about what makes a good attorney general, what would be on his to-do list if he gets the job, and what he thinks makes him the man for the job.