SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. – Local Republican activist Tina Goodrick has announced her candidacy for the Missouri House of Representatives, running to replace ninth district Rep. Sheila Solon, who is term-limited.
“I’m running for Representative because I love my community, our state, and our country,” Goodrick said. “I have dedicated my life to helping others, and this will give me the opportunity to help so many more in the community and protect our freedoms for future generations”.
If elected, Goodrick pledges to fight wasteful spending, help small businesses and farms thrive by reducing the burdens of excessive taxation and regulation, stand for family values, and above all else, protect the Constitutional rights of her constituents.
“As the wife of a small business owner, I saw the large amount of red tape and government bureaucracy that is dealt with. I plan to help cut back on this problem, so we can facilitate an environment for job creation and growth”
Additionally, Goodrick plans to take a unique approach to solving the ongoing drug epidemic in Missouri.
“Drug abuse should be treated as a public health problem, not a criminal justice problem,” she said. “We need to focus on solving the real underlying issues to lower drug use and crime in our communities, rather than funding the incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders.”
As a true small-government Constitutional Conservative, Goodrick also cares deeply about protecting the fundamental right to life of the unborn, preserving the individual right to bear arms, putting an end to corporate welfare, improving education, and allowing more competition in the healthcare industry to reduce costs for consumers.
A resident of Buchanan and Andrew counties for more than 30 years, Goodrick has been very involved in the community, volunteering for organizations including the Second Harvest Food Bank and United Cerebral Palsy, as well as various Republican campaigns. She earned a degree in nursing from Missouri Western State University, where she served as president of the Running Club and vice president of Young Americans for Liberty.
Raised as the daughter of a farmer and preacher, Goodrick has had many life experiences that contributed to her dedication to conservative values. She has had many jobs, including being a field organizer for the Missouri Republican Party but says that her favorite job has been raising her three wonderful daughters.
As a representative, Goodrick vows to listen to the concerns of her constituents and bring fresh, innovative ideas and solutions to Jefferson City.
Goodrick is the sister of David Martin, a prominent Kansas City Republican who was the party’s nominee for state representative in the 23rd district in 2017 and 2018.
Goodrick has retained the services of consultants Jasper Logan and Dakota Worrell to manage her campaign. The primary will be held on August 4, 2020, and the general election is on November 3, 2020. More information can be found at www.tinafor9.com, as well as www.facebook.com/TinaGoodrickForMissouri.