A Democrat from Archie has announced his intention to run for the 4th District Congressional seat that is currently held by Vicky Hartzler. J.D. Leathers a farmer from Cass County previously served as a Traffic Commissioner for the City of Webster Groves and Public Policy Advisor for the City of Brentwood. Leathers graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a BS in Political Science and Geography, while working for The Muny and the YMCA. Leathers then graduated with a Master of Management & Leadership from Webster University while working in the university’s financial aid office. After graduating Leathers co-founded and operated a management consultancy firm that closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Leathers first declared his intent to run in May.