The Missouri State House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Missouri State Legislature. The House has 163 members, who each represent one district, which results in about 37,000 constituents per representative. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. A house member serves a two-year, a limit of four terms. The salary of the position is $35,915 per year in addition to a $103.20 per diem for every day in session.
This page is a brief about issues and concerns of mine. Please, click on each issue for a more in-depth view of these issues.
Agriculture - Click here for more about Agriculture.
Missouri has a great agricultural history and a bright future. Missouri is home to more than 100,000 farms. covering two-thirds of the state’s total land acreage. Our farms support many agricultural commodities including soybeans, corn, cattle and calves, hogs, and turkeys. However, we are missing out on a wonderful opportunity to add Industrial Hemp.
Education - Click here for more EducationJobs - Click here for more information about Jobs.
Feeling blessed after my recovery I moved to American Samoa where I spent a year teaching. I taught High School mathematics focusing on Algebra 1 & 2; as well as educating Junior High students about the importance of Art- focusing on Art History, Art Appreciation, and Ceramics.
Jobs - Click here for more information
Having education and training opportunities available to working people is essential to job growth. Working with partnerships, unions, businesses, schools, to connect people to jobs that work well for their individual skills and strengths. Lastly, there must be an environment in Missouri where business flourishes. If our economy grows, everyone benefits.
Judicial Reform - Rehabilitation for Addiction vs incarceration.
Missouri's Incarceration Rate Highest for Women. 70% of women incarcerated at WERDCC are in there for drug offenses. According to the Council of State Governments Justice Center, Missouri's incarceration rate has increased in recent years and is well over the national average. Between 2010 and 2015, Missouri's incarceration rate increased by 4 percent and was eighth highest in the nation in 2015. The state can invest $189 million to treat offenders in the community for behavioral health problems or risk paying $485 million to build new prisons. Missouri's prison system is running at 105 percent of capacity.
2nd Amendment - Click here for more information.
I will never waiver in my support of our Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. Both Missouri and the U.S. Constitution offer us the lawful right to own firearms.