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Meet the freshmen: Northeast Missouri

April 03, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

This is the fourth installment in our week-long, six part series,

“Meet the Freshmen.”

Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Frankford

Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Frankford

Jim Hansen, R-Frankford —

Education: University of Arizona

Career Highlights: Taught school before becoming a vice president of State Farm

Key Issues: Rural healthcare

What People Don’t Know About You: Played basketball at the University of Arizona, and was a national handball champion.


Glen Kolkmeyer, R-Wellington —

Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer, R-Wellington

Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer, R-Wellington

Hometown: Wellington

Political career highlight: Winning 59 percent of the vote in his 50/50 district.

Key issue: Standing up against regulations.

What people don’t know about you: He has gone on over 233 skydives.




Warren Love, R-Osceola —

Rep. Warren Love, R-Osceola

Rep. Warren Love, R-Osceola

Hometown: Osceola

Political Career Highlight: “I introduced HB-409 and it has passed out of the House and now goes to the
Senate. The bill would allow all but seven counties to opt-out of the Missouri prevailing wage on all public works projects.”

Key Issue: “I would like to see ‘Right to Work’ in Missouri, also the collection issue of sales tax be reformed so that Missouri could collect the sales tax due on out-of-state sales.”

What people don’t know about you: “Most everyone knows that I ranch horses & cattle, run a BBQ restaurant, and do carpenter/contracting. However, not many know that I ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle for a pastime. I also love to read history biography’s and do leather craft and garden in the summer and I shoot single action revolvers.”

Rep. Tim Remole, R-Excello

Rep. Tim Remole, R-Excello


Tim Remole, R-Excello —

Hometown: Excello

Career Highlight: My confrontations with environmental groups.

Key Issue: Reducing regulations

What People Don’t Know: “I’m a ventriloquist.”


Nate Walker, R-Kirksville —

Rep. Nate Walker, R-Kirksville

Rep. Nate Walker, R-Kirksville

Hometown: Anabel

Education: B.S. Agricultural Journalism and Masters in Regional and Community Affairs from University of Missouri — Columbia

Career Highlight: Meeting a lot of good people and engaging in good discussions.

Key Issues: “I’m passionate about everything, but funding for Truman State is important to me, agriculture and the Second Amendment.”

What people don’t know: “I’m a father and very proud of my boys, Madison and Sam. I also drove a truck to New York at least 100 times.”


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