Despite leaving public office, Bond still active in public policy

COLUMBIA, Mo. — When U.S. Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond retired at the end of 2010, his career in public service could have ended.

Bond could have left the long hours, the grueling travel schedule, the public light and the high-stakes debates.

Instead, the former U.S. senator and governor, now 74, has doubled down — traveling to and from Washington, taking part in international trade missions and continuing his work on his issues of interest.

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