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Michael Davis launches campaign for HD 56: ‘I feel a calling to serve’


Michael Davis, who works at an elementary school in the Blue Valley School District, has launched a campaign for HD 56

“I am running for the Missouri House because I feel a calling to serve the voices of the honest, hard-working residents of District 56 in Jefferson City,” Davis, 24, said in a statement. “I will be ready to lead on day one. I have spent time working in a state legislature to pass bills, and I have been instrumental in defeating tax increase attempts.” 

HD 56 is just south of Kansas City. It is represented by Republican Rep. Jack Bondon, who is running for state Senate in SD 31.

Davis, a Republican, grew up in Maryland Heights but has “really fallen in love with the Kansas City area,” he told The Missouri Times.  He made the decision to make a bid for the General Assembly after traveling around the district and meeting with elected officials at the county and state levels. 

Aside from his work with elementary school children, Davis has also worked for Americans for Prosperity (AFP) in the Kansas City, Kansas, area. During his time with AFP, Davis said he worked on efforts to defeat former U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. 

If elected, Davis said he would bring “knowledge and experience of working with legislators” to the General Assembly and would prioritize “trying to get good bills passed for the people of Missouri.” 

He pointed to high property taxes, gun rights, and religious liberty as issues of importance among those in the district he hopes to represent. 

Davis does not have any financial information available in the Missouri Ethics Commission’s database.