Missouri House of Representatives

Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

Pictured above, from left: Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, addresses the Tesson Ferry Democrat Organization at its September 2019 meeting. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Right: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A current state legislator and physical therapist

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Beck, Unsicker hold joint town hall to review 2019’s legislative session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, left, and Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, right, discuss the highs and the lows of the 2019 legislative session during a town hall meeting at the Affton Elks Lodge. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com State representatives Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, held a joint

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Beck, Unsicker host town hall on 2019 session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retired Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June 2018. Reps. Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, will hold a joint town hall meeting and end-of-session 2019 Missouri legislative wrapup from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6330 Heege Road.

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Missouri House passes the ‘strongest pro-life bill’ in United States

By Blythe Nebeker and Abigail Shaw  Columbia Missourian The “strongest pro-life bill” in the country, as many Republicans are calling it, received final approval from the Missouri House last week after hours of emotional and personal testimony from lawmakers. Democrats and Republicans told stories about miscarriages, sexual assault and their experiences with the births of

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Legislators exempt themselves from Sunshine Law

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  The first official vote of the 100th General Assembly was for legislators to nullify part of a new Missouri Constitutional amendment passed by voters in November, Clean Missouri. Legislators govern the

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As one of few south county Democrats to win, Beck turns his focus to 2019 session

Pictured above: Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retiring Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June. Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, will return to Jefferson City in January after being re-elected as representative for the 92nd District of the Missouri House on Nov. 6. Beck was one of two Democrats

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Revis’ time as legislator in 97th District short-lived; Coleman rides ‘red wave’ to win

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Republican challenger Mary Elizabeth Coleman defeated Rep. Mike Revis, D-Fenton, in his re-election bid last week for the 97th Missouri House District. Coleman won the district, which straddles South St. Louis County and Jefferson County, with 56.3 percent of the votes compared to 43.7 percent for Revis. The Nov.

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Bird is challenging Unsicker in the 91st District

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Gravois Township Committeewoman, Jennifer Bird, Republican, will take on incumbent Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, for the 91st District House seat on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Bird, 50, 9244 Laurel Hill Drive, is the mother of a young family as well as being an officer manager and working with sales for

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