Rep. Neil Smith, a Democrat, represents HD 67 which encompasses part of St. Louis County.
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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.
The first thing Democratic Rep. Patty Lewis put in her office was a poster from a small business in Kansas City that reads “come together.”
Rep. Chris Sander brought part of his business with him to the Capitol as a reminder that he would like to be known for firework legislation.
“I want to know when I’m sitting down with someone how I can speak to them better and what to say to them to be more effective.”
“My communication skills are something that I feel really strongly about finding ways to use to benefit both the legislature and the Democratic Party in our state.”
Like his favorite superhero, freshman Rep. Brian Seitz says he hopes to promote three things: “truth, justice, and the American way."