Kicking off the 102nd General Assembly, newly sworn-in lawmakers, their friends, and family gathered in the Capitol Rotunda for the 2023 Legislative Ball. The night, filled with ball gowns and suits mixed with cowboy hats and boots, started with a Grand March, where lawmakers and statewide elected officials descended the Capitol staircase with their escorts.
Kelton is a 2023 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. He is a native of mid-Missouri and likes to write politics at both the state and federal levels. Kelton joined the Missouri Times in April 2022