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Meet those serving in and around Missouri’s state government.
Rep. Michael Burton, a former Broadway cast member and professional actor, has landed a role in the Missouri statehouse.
Rep. Cyndi Buchheit-Courtway, a Republican, represents HD 115 which includes parts of Jefferson, Ste. Genevieve, and St. Francois counties.
“We just want to live, work, and keep the government out of our lives as much as possible.”
"As a trooper working in the community, I felt maybe I could come up here and help folks in a different role."
Rep. Neil Smith, a Democrat, represents HD 67 which encompasses part of St. Louis County.
Rep. Annette Turnbaugh held her role as alderman for 11 years before being elected to represent HD 37.
Though he has worn many hats, freshman Rep. Dean Van Schoiack has to leave them in the office when he goes to the House floor.
In his first few months serving in the statehouse, Rep. Chad Perkins has learned the Capitol never sleeps.
“Missouri deserves the best, most effective representation possible.”