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Rachael Herndon Dunn

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Rachael Herndon is the editor at The Missouri Times, and also produces This Week in Missouri Politics, publishes Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosts the #moleg podcast. She joined the Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer. Rachael studied at the University of Missouri - Columbia. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband, Brandon, and their two children. To contact Rachael, email rachael@themissouritimes.com, or via Twitter @TheRachDunn.

King Jr. celebration delivers on theme of legacy and focus

Major General Donna Martin, commanding general of Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Ft. Leonard Wood, echoed lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr., in...

Missouri Conservative’s Next Generation

Missouri now hosts the country’s youngest speaker. Previously hosting the state’s youngest budget chair in Scott Fitzpatrick, it now boasts the second youngest statewide official in the country with Fitzpatrick, the newly appointed state treasurer. The two are leading what could set into motion decades of policy and politics for the next generation of conservatives.

Jones’ research firm takes off

Willis Jones may be the new playmaker in Republican politics, building his business making the best defense for candidates in a great offense. At his...

Behind the lawmakers: Rebecca Plocher, wife of Rep. Dean Plocher

What do you do? I am a registered nurse at a surgery center.  How did you meet your spouse? Dean and I met through a friend of...

Behind the lawmakers: Jana Smith, wife of Rep. Cody Smith

Charlie, a Jasper County preschooler who “loves playing in the dirt and is obsessed with dinosaurs,” may be doomed to one day be successful....

Behind the lawmakers: Lisa Kolkmeyer, wife of Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer

The charming and humble Lisa Kolkmeyer, the daughter of a pastor and missionary, moved to Wellington when he father became pastor at the First...

Behind the lawmakers: Scott Mell, partner of Rep. Tom Hannegan

Rep. Tom Hannegan met his match in partner Scott Mell. Mell, who works as an account manager at StreetScape Magazine & Studio, run by...

Behind the lawmakers: Yvette Wiemann, wife of Rep. John Wiemann

What do you do? My career has been focused on helping young people with special needs. I am a speech-language therapist working in a middle...

Behind the lawmakers: Mark Schupp, husband of Sen. Jill Schupp

What do you do? After serving as CEO and President of an advertising agency for almost 25 years, I sold the business and retired in...

20 (or more) questions with Lowell Pearson

Why did you decide to become an attorney? Even as a kid, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Granted, I had no idea...