Shumake announces campaign for 18th District senate seat

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Hannibal, MO – Rep. Lindell Shumake has announced his bid for State Senate.

“After several months of prayerful consideration I have decided to enter the race for the 18th District Senate seat,” Shumake said in a statement. “I believe that my strong and consistent conservative voting record as State Representative along with my life experiences as a husband, father, veteran, and small business owner have all qualified me to be our next State Senator.

“We have record Republican super majorities in the House and Senate and a Republican in the Governor’s Mansion,” he continued. “Despite those gains, we still fail to get all of our conservative legislation passed because of dysfunction in the State Senate. Our conservative principles must be advanced by legislators working for the greater good of all Missourians. I will continue to fight everyday for the conservative priorities that can and will move our state forward as your next State Senator.”

Rep. Lindell Shumake

Rep. Lindell Shumake

Shumake currently serves on the Veterans Committee, Rules Legislative Oversight Committee, and is the Chairman of the Elections and Elected Officials Committee. He has been a leader on numerous conservative causes and has sponsored a number of bills that have become law including the veteran’s driver’s license designation, use of religious books in public schools, and criminal screening for ambulance district employees.

Shumake continues to operate LS Tax Service Inc with his wife, Lydia, he is a volunteer in Corrections with God’s Harvesters, and he is also a volunteer chaplain with the Hannibal Regional Hospital Chaplaincy Corps. Shumake serves on several advisory boards including CASA, Parents as Teachers, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Midwest University in Wentzville.

Shumake graduated from Hannibal High School in 1968 and left to serve with the U S Army including a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969. He graduated from Hannibal LaGrange College (now University) in 1974 and Quincy College (now University) in 1976. He worked for Missouri Division of Family Services as a caseworker for 20 years and was ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1974. Shumake formerly co-owned Kan-Man Metal Recycling. He has made numerous mission trips and has traveled abroad to the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Korea, and Mongolia. In 2001, he and his wife also traveled to China to adopt their daughter, Johanna.

The 18th Senate District includes Adair, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, and Shelby counties. The primary election will be held on Aug. 8, 2018.

In his prior campaigns for state representative, Shumake has been endorsed by Missouri Right to Life, the National Rifle Association, the Missouri NFIB, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Missouri Club for Growth.

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