— A Missouri state labor commissioner has been named a finalist in the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, the United Nations announced on Tuesday.
Lori L. Martin was selected by the organization’s executive committee as a final candidate for the award, announced by Secretary-General António Guterres in his annual awards address.
Martin was elected to the Missouri legislature in 2016, winning a special election in 2018.
In 2018, she served as the secretary of the Missouri Labor Commission, the state’s largest employer.
She also served as chairwoman of the state Chamber of Commerce, the chamber that represents the state business community.