This is the fourth installment in our week-long, six part series,
“Meet the Freshmen.”
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 —
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 —
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.”
Tim Remole, R-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 —
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.”