Rep. Bennie Cook is no stranger to working with lawmakers and constituents, and he’s making that experience the foundation for his time in the statehouse.
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“To learn how to file a bill, how to create a bill — that was my goal in my first session.”
Rep. Richard West found himself in a unique position this year — serving his first term as a state representative and his fourth as mayor of New Melle simultaneously.
Rep. Jim Kalberloh was born and raised in Lowry City, growing up on a farm before receiving a degree in farm management.
“Whenever you’re a construction manager, you’ve got to get people to work together, and so I want to bring that to the table and build upon our strengths.”
"Banking has taught me that you have to be an extremely good listener, you have to look at how to help that individual, and you have to give them as many opportunities as possible."
Rep. Tim Taylor brought the fire to the Capitol and has already passed his first bill through the House.
“I’m able to go into people’s offices and have one-on-one conversations with them and teach them the value of my culture, teach them the value of where I come from.”