JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Rep. John Mayfield, D-Independence, is pleased to announce that he has been selected to participate in the 2014 Emerging Leaders of America Program at the University of Virginia from July 7 through July 10.

“I am humbled and honored by my selection for this prestigious program,” said Mayfield.  “I would like to thank Minority Floor Leader Jacob Hummel for nominating me for this honor.”

“Rep. Mayfield is truly an outstanding legislator who is very deserving of this special recognition,” said Hummel.

The Emerging Leaders of America Program is a collaborative effort of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.  Rep. Mayfield has been selected to join a class of 45 legislators from 40 states.  There were over 200 candidates nominated for this program by speakers of the House and majority and minority floor leaders across the United States.