JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – House Speaker Designee Elijah Haahr announced that state Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer will lead the committee responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Missouri House of Representatives. Kolkmeyer was selected by Haahr to serve as the chair of the House Administration and Accounts Committee for the 100th General Assembly. Kolkmeyer will begin his service as chair when the 2019 regular session begins Jan. 9.
Haahr said Kolkmeyer’s experience serving as a member of the committee and his background with running a successful business make him more than qualified to lead his colleagues in making fiscally responsible decisions for the House.
“Rep. Kolkmeyer is the ideal choice to lead this committee and I’m confident he will do an outstanding job as he makes decisions for the House that will utilize taxpayer dollars in the most efficient and responsible way possible,” said Haahr, R-Springfield.
The House Committee on Administration and Accounts is solely responsible for the financial obligations and business affairs of the House. The committee provides for the receipt and distribution of all supplies, equipment and furnishings purchased for the House. The committee also creates rules governing the expenditure of funds allotted to individual members for the operation of their offices. In addition, the committee provides the allotment of offices, chamber seats and parking spaces.
“I want to thank Speaker Haahr for giving me this opportunity. This is a challenge I am excited to take on and I’m eager to take what I have learned from my time as a business owner and apply some of these principles to the way we run the House,” said Kolkmeyer. “I know one of the biggest strengths of my office will be my assistant, Danyale, who is one of the most respected staffers in the building. I know the Speaker was looking for someone with a business background with a great assistant, and I think we make an ideal team to help lead this committee as we oversee the financial decisions of the House.”